SVG Back To Pistons? Only With Major Front Office Change Says Gores
According to an ESPN report citing league sources, Pistons owner Tom Gores wants Stan Van Gundy to return to the team but with major front office changes being a part of it.
Van Gundy and Gores have reportedly been at odds over front office personnel, which Van Gundy has control over being the president of basketball operations (as well as the head coach). The two have been trying to work out a plan to move forward together over the last few weeks.
Discussion has also centered around team general manager Jeff Bower and if he has a future with the Pistons. Van Gundy hired Bower to run the day-to-day operations of the Pistons when he was hired back in 2014. Bower is in the final year of his contract.
Van Gundy has one year and $7 million left on his original five year deal. However, most of the front office staff in Detroit are in the same boat as Bower, needing renewal of their contract.