- Bradford Doolittle
With all the scuttlebutt regarding coach and executive openings across the league seemingly focused on the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors, it was the Detroit Pistons who swooped in and made the biggest organizational splash since the 2013-14 regular season ended.
According to ESPN.com reporter Marc Stein's sources, Detroit owner Tom Gores has enticed Stan Van Gundy to leave the cozy confines of the broadcast booth to take over the Pistons both in the front office and on the bench. The $35 million is plenty of reason in itself for the outspoken Van Gundy to jump back into the fray, but the dual executive-coach offer must have set Detroit apart from other possible SVG suitors such as Golden State.
With the hiring of Stan Van Gundy, the Pistons swooped in and made the biggest organizational splash since the 2013-14 regular season ended.