Stan Van Gundy‘s tenure in Detroit hasn’t always gone especially well. When he was hired in 2014 as the team’s head coach and president of basketball operations, there was plenty of optimism that Van Gundy could turn around a franchise that had more or less gone stagnant and hadn’t made the playoffs since 2008-09.
But during his tenure in the Motor City, Detroit has made the playoffs once and was bounced in the first round. The Pistons have been a sub-.500 basketball team in each of the three years that they’ve missed the playoffs under Van Gundy, and he’s never led Detroit to better than 44 wins in a season.
With one year left on Van Gundy’s contract, Pistons owner Tom Gores wants to sit down and meet with him about his future. The report of the meeting comes via Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
The Pistons have accrued a 152-176 record during Van Gundy’s tenure on the bench and in the front office. While he’s generally been a really good head coach during his time in the NBA — prior to joining the Pistons, Van Gundy had made the postseason in seven of his eight years as the head coach of the Heat and Magic — there are questions about whether Van Gundy the executive can stay out of Van Gundy the coach’s way. It’s possible that Gores believes that can happen, but if not, we might be in for a shake up in Detroit.