Does Stan Van Gundy Have Tougher Job Fixing Andre Drummond or Pistons’ Roster?

December 9th, 2014 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

On paper, Stan Van Gundy inherited a potential centerpiece in Andre Drummond and a roster that underperformed during a 29-win 2013-14 campaign when he signed on to become head coach and president of the Detroit Pistons this past summer.

In reality, Van Gundy had taken over a team that has nosedived to a 3-18 record following 12 consecutive losses. And Drummond, shooting a career-worst 47.0 percent from the field, has taken a significant step in the wrong direction on his quest to become Detroit's primary building block.

Van Gundy may have known there was work to be done, but he could not have imagined the massive scope of this rebuilding project.

"We are in a bad place," Van Gundy bluntly stated after his team suffered a 108-101 overtime loss to the blatantly tanking Philadelphia 76ers on December 6, per Terry Foster of The Detroit News.

Owning both a five-year, $35 million contract and control of the Pistons' basketball operations, Van Gundy has the time, security and tools to turn things around in the Motor City. But this franchise and its 6'11", 280-pound face both require copious amounts of attent ...

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