The Detroit Pistons couldn't shoot straight last season and while personnel has to change to improve that glaring shortcoming, Stan Van Gundy voiced a willingness Wednesday to try a specialized shooting coach.

Seven NBA teams had shooting coaches in 2013-14.

That list included several of the league's best-shooting teams, but not the Pistons, who ranked 29th in 3-point percentage and 30th in free-throw percentage.

It did include the Charlotte Bobcats, who weren't one of the best-shooting teams, but hired Mark Price after the one-time shooting ace spent the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season as Van Gundy's shooting coach in Orlando.

That relationship didn't pay off as it might have, Van Gundy said, because no monitored offseason workouts, a minimal training camp, and a 66-game schedule in a four-month season undermined the principle.

But with the Pistons' desperate need to shoot better, their new president of basketball operations and head coach said hiring a specialized shooting coach is under consideration.