This season hasn’t gone well for Pistons president/coach Stan Van Gundy. The Pistons are 29-32, in ninth place in the East and out of the playoff picture for now, with 21 games remaining. It’s stoked some rumors that maybe Van Gundy is on the hot seat for at least one of his roles, unless the Pistons turn things around and make a run to the postseason. The Sporting News’ Mitch Lawrence reported Thursday that Pistons vice chairman Arn Tellem could be the successor as president. “Stan Van Gundy is expected to at least lose his role as team president in Detroit, if not also his coaching duties, with Pistons exec Arn Tellem waiting in the wings to take over the basketball operations,” Lawrence wrote. “Tellem, one of pro sports’ top agents for the better part of 25 years, has been Pistons VP and owner Tom Gores’ right-hand man since 2015. “Speculation is that Van Gundy will need to make the playoffs to keep his coaching job. He’s completing the fourth year of a five-year deal worth $35 million.” Van Gundy said Friday that he hasn’t been told anything about his future in either capacity, so he’s continuing with the season to try to get the Pistons back on the right track. Pistons owner Tom Gores supported Van Gundy in both roles in speaking to media members earlier this season, but it’s unclear whether his plans have changed.
Van Gundy: I haven’t been told anything about future with Pistons
Detroit News | Mar 3