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Dwight Howard Shares Story Of Stan Van Gundy Owning The Hell Out Of Marcin Gortat Dwight Howard Shares Story Of Stan Van Gundy Owning The Hell Out Of Marcin Gortat

Marcin Gortat is a fine NBA player. He’s been one of the NBA’s best screeners for about a decade; before a relatively recent age-related decline in athleticism he was an underrated defender and rim protector; he’s a wizard at timing his movement towards the hoop to preserve and maximize the narrow passing lanes that…

Pistons Fire Stan Van Gundy, And It Looks Like The Coach-GM Hybrid Job Is Dying Pistons Fire Stan Van Gundy, And It Looks Like The Coach-GM Hybrid Job Is Dying

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported today that Stan Van Gundy has “parted ways” with the Detroit Pistons after four years of serving as the team’s coach and general manager. Van Gundy had one year remaining on a five-year, $35 million deal he signed in 2014, and Pistons owner Tom Gores said the change had to be made to…

Won't Someone Please Liquidate The Damn Detroit Pistons Already Won't Someone Please Liquidate The Damn Detroit Pistons Already

It is with great indifference (because it is impossible to feel any particular way about these Detroit Pistons) that I must inform you, a person who will be vaguely surprised to be reminded that the Pistons are an NBA team—not so much because you forgot altogether that they are an NBA team but by the sheer…

Stan Van Gundy Roasts The NCAA, Calls Out Racism Of The One-And-Done Rule Stan Van Gundy Roasts The NCAA, Calls Out Racism Of The One-And-Done Rule

Detroit’s Stan Van Gundy—one of the smartest and most quotable coaches in the NBA—got asked about the NCAA, and the Friday report about the FBI’s enforcement of recruiting violations, ahead of his Pistons’ game against the Hornets on Sunday. He took the opportunity to go in on the NBA’s free minor league.

Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism" Stan Van Gundy: Athletes Protesting Inequality Are "Role Models Of American Patriotism"

Stan Van Gundy praised the work of Colin Kaepernick and other athletes who have protested racial injustice in an op-ed for Time magazine today, complete with a list of specific policy proposals on the subject.

Stan Van Gundy Says The NBA Should Dump The Draft Altogether Stan Van Gundy Says The NBA Should Dump The Draft Altogether

Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy has arrived at the same conclusion as basically the rest of the NBA-watching world: this latest draft lottery adjustment probably won’t do much to curb tanking, its stated goal. Van Gundy’s suggestion is reportedly to get rid of the draft altogether:

Stan Van Gundy Has Had It

The Pistons got walloped 113-82 last night by the not-very-good Bulls, and it was ugly from start to finish—Detroit was being doubled at halftime. Head coach Stan Van Gundy did not hide his feelings on the matter:

Stan Van Gundy On Trump's Victory: "We Have Just Thrown A Good Part Of Our Population Under The Bus" Stan Van Gundy On Trump's Victory: "We Have Just Thrown A Good Part Of Our Population Under The Bus"

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, like a portion of the country, spent his morning processing the news that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States.

The Pistons Are Never Going To Get Those Calls Against LeBron The Pistons Are Never Going To Get Those Calls Against LeBron

It all fell apart rather quickly for the Pistons in Game 1 against the Cavaliers. For most of the game they acquitted themselves about as well as an 8-seed can hope to, sticking close to the favorites all the way into the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Then Reggie Jackson got mad.

SVG On Playing Defense With 0.1 Seconds Left: "Form A Fucking Wall" SVG On Playing Defense With 0.1 Seconds Left: "Form A Fucking Wall"

Stan Van Gundy coached his Pistons to a 105-104 win in San Antonio tonight over the Spurs, and a late inbound attempt with a tenth of a second remaining led him to advise Detroit players to "just form a fucking wall" around the rim. It was good advice!

The Detroit Pistons Just Straight-Up Released Josh Smith The Detroit Pistons Just Straight-Up Released Josh Smith

Damn, man. The word from ESPN's Marc Stein is that the Detroit Pistons have waived Josh Smith, as sure a sign as any that Stan Van Gundy and the front office are fed the fuck up with this current version of the team.

Stan Van Gundy Shows Us How Much It Hurts To Coach Josh Smith Stan Van Gundy Shows Us How Much It Hurts To Coach Josh Smith

One of the many problems Stan Van Gundy faced when he took over the Detroit Pistons was Josh Smith's dreadful three-point shooting. He shot 265 threes last season and only hit 26 percent of them, but Stan Van has managed to put the straps on him a bit this year. Smith's shot just 30 threes so far (he's hit only eight…

Stan Van Gundy Is Going To Be So Mad At The Pistons, All The Time Stan Van Gundy Is Going To Be So Mad At The Pistons, All The Time

Stan Van Gundy, a favorite around these parts, has been hired to "reshape" the Pistons. God help him.

Did The NBA Block Stan Van Gundy From Going To ESPN? Jeff Van Gundy Thinks So Did The NBA Block Stan Van Gundy From Going To ESPN? Jeff Van Gundy Thinks So

Recently, former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy called David Stern a dick, among other things. Van Gundy disparaging Stern isn't a rare occurrence, as the two have a less-than-amicable relationship. But did Stern take revenge by influencing ESPN into rescinding their job offer to Van Gundy? Jeff Van Gundy, Stan's brother…

Stan Van Gundy On The Magic: "You Get What You Deserve" Stan Van Gundy On The Magic: "You Get What You Deserve"

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Stan Van doesn't sound too sorry about the mess in Orlando.

J.J. Redick Tries Really Hard To Avoid Saying Everyone On The Magic Hated Each Other J.J. Redick Tries Really Hard To Avoid Saying Everyone On The Magic Hated Each Other

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: They totally hated each other.

I Had Nothing To Do With Stan Van Gundy Getting Fired, Says Guy Who Had Something To Do With Stan Van Gundy Getting Fired I Had Nothing To Do With Stan Van Gundy Getting Fired, Says Guy Who Had Something To Do With Stan Van Gundy Getting Fired

Jeff Van Gundy was recently interviewed by Stephen A. Smith and the world did not, in fact, go collectively deaf. What's more, we learned that Jeff Van Gundy thinks the Magic and Dwight Howard are full of shit with regard to his brother's employment status. He saved his most pointed comments for Alex Martins, however.

Stan Van Gundy Fired, Dwight Howard Tents Fingers And Cackles Stan Van Gundy Fired, Dwight Howard Tents Fingers And Cackles

Dwight Howard, the NBA's first player-coach-GM-CFO, may be limping around Beverly Hills. But that doesn't mean that he's not still doin' work: today the Magic announced that Stan Van Gundy has been fired, and President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith is peaceing out as well. That brings Dwight's front office body…

Report: Dwight Howard Called Magic Owner During A Game To Tell Him He Won't Play For Stan Van Gundy Report: Dwight Howard Called Magic Owner During A Game To Tell Him He Won't Play For Stan Van Gundy

WKMG in Orlando is reporting that Dwight Howard called up owner Rich DeVos during Friday's game against the Hawks, and told him he won't play as long as Stan Van Gundy is coaching. Howard has already missed six games with a back injury, and Van Gundy has said he's prepared to finish the season and the playoffs without…

Dwight Howard Out With A Herniated Disc, Now Has More Time To Fire Stan Van Gundy Dwight Howard Out With A Herniated Disc, Now Has More Time To Fire Stan Van Gundy

Dwight Howard has been busy this year. In addition to playing basketball, he spent much of the season wrestling with the dilemma over to whom the fatally dysfunctional Orlando Magic should trade him. Howard then reversed course and decided to stay, put on his GM suit and asked the front office to trade for some…

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