The Detroit Pistons and their President Basketball Operations/Head Coach Stan Van Gundy have reportedly agreed to party ways after four years, according to ESPN.
Van Gundy, who had one year and $7 million remaining on his original five-year deal, led the Pistons to a 39-43 this season, as they missed the playfs for the second straight season. During SVG’s tenure in Detroit, the Pistons only made the playfs once in the 2015-16 campaign, and they lost in the first round.
Pistons owner Tom Gores released a statement today, citing the team’s lack progress over the last two seasons as a reason that Van Gundy will not return for the final year his contract.
The Pistons finished with the 12th worst record in the NBA this season and unless they land in the Top-3 at the draft lottery (just a 2.5% chance), their first round pick will go to the Los Angeles Clippers as part the Blake Griffin trade.