By Andrew Fisher @AndrewFisherRS on May 14, 2014
The Detroit Pistons were in need of some major changes before the start of next season. Those changes are well underway with the hiring of Stan Van Gundy. The NBA veteran has been off the sidelines for a couple years now, but he's ready to get back to work as the Pistons new head coach and president.
Here are five reasons why he was the right man for the job in the Motor CIty:
Van Gundy has coached eight seasons in the NBA and never posted a losing record. Overall he's 371-208 (.641) for his career.
Van Gundy has been there are nearly done all that. He took the Heat the ECF in 2005 and the Magic to the Finals in 2009. Detroit, coincidentally hasn't been to the playoffs since 09.
Maybe he didn't always get along with them, but Stan Van has coached several superstars in his time on the sidelines. His experience with Dwight Howard, Shaquille O'Neal and Dywane Wade will prove to be huge with the Pistons if they ever acquire a player of the same caliber.
SVG gets the most out of players if they buy in. If Drummond buys what he's selling, he'll no doubt become the star that many project he could be. His 13/13 average from this past season will pale in comparison to what he'll do under a competent head coach.
SVG is a good coach who doesn't have time for shenanigans. If there are players who aren't bought in, you can bet that they'll be shipped out of town or placed on the bench in quick fashion. From day one of SVG running the show, the culture of the Pistons will change. He's about winning games and anyone who's not, won't make it.
If SVG can change the attitude of the Pistons, he'll easily get them back in the playoffs within two years.
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