Breaking News Stan Van Gundy - GM & Coach Offer

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  1. Laimbrane

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    Another article...
    Fifty NBA notes, quotes and anecdotes from the 2014 Sloan conference | The Point Forward - SI.com

    This gem stuck out...
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    Van Gundy might not get through the first 5 minutes of last seasons first game if he doesn't like watching people gamble for steals.
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    Wow. Great news. From Curry, Kuester, Frank and Cheeks to one of the best coaches out there. It is going to take some time to get used to good decisions.
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    Some quotes from the RealGM Orlando Magic forum. They seem to love Stan but despise Otis Smith:

    RealGM • View topic - Pistons Pursuing SVG With Offer Of Full Control

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    I'm not sure t-shirt and jacket is gonna fly with Gores.
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    Van Gundy-

    Good regular season coach. Terrible playoff coach. He also basically was dissed by D. Howard right to his face during an interview with the media. So this hire does not excite me but it is an upgrade over what we have had here the past 5 years. The GM aspect scares me. If he can draft well that would be a great start.
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    Where is this all coming from? Why is he such a bad playoff coach? This is not George Karl (who by the way, a lot of you like) who can't get out of the first round.

    And who gives two s**ts what Dwight Howard says about anyone. Fantastic ball player, but an absolute moron.
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    To be fair, I rarely made it through the first five minutes last season, too.
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    Jesus saves...but Drummond puts back the rebound.
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    GSW just got Kerr. Now, is Kerr > SVG? If so then what is the reasoning. Seems like Kerr is a HUGE question mark on how he ill be.

    Also, how is SVG a bad playoff coach? Here are the last 5 coaches to win the Championship:

    Spoelstra
    Carlisle
    Rivers
    Popovich
    Riley

    I would say everyone was unavailable.
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    Guys, am I the only one that just flat out doesn't like Stan Van Gundy? Don't we remember the emotional, out of control, unprofessional, rude, sweaty, moron that was SVG when we beating his teams 8-10 years ago. Isn't this the guy that ripped on all Pistons fans. I don't like him, and now I don't like Gores for hiring this guy to run my team. SVG's going to have to do more than just "not stink" in order to win me over.

    Help me out with some rational thinking, guys, 'cause this really ticks me off! It makes me even more mad that this guy is going to be making $35m AND running my team. It just feels like he's now sticking it in our faces after all these years.
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    Best winning percentage of NBA coaches all-time (minimum of 500 games):

    1. Phil Jackson .704
    2. Billy Cunningham .698
    3. Gregg Popovich .686
    4. K.C. Jones .674
    5. Red Auerbach .662
    6. Stan Van Gundy .641

    Cunningham, Jones, and Auerbach are in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Jackson and Popovich will be there soon enough.
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    That "out of control, unprofessional, rude, sweaty, moron" that rips other teams' fans is pretty much how the rest of the world looks at Bill Laimbeer. It's different when he's on your side.
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    I don't get the sweaty comment.
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    That dude sweats a lot. I think we can all agree on that.
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    Don't you remember the post game interviews? He always looked like he just came of the court from playing in the game.
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    Sure, but there are a lot of fan bases that wouldn't want Laimbeer coaching their team. We should be allowed to keep our enemies - right?
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    Rodman went over to the Bulls and Chicago learned to forgive really quickly when he was helping them get the hardware. If Stan turns things around most people are going to love him.

    I won't say how I feel about SVG coming to the Pistons because I always call it wrong when it comes to their coaches and I don't want to curse them. Hint hint.

    I wonder. Is he any good when it comes to drafting? That's going to be a key.
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    It's not like our fans dislike him because of those traits. They just sort of viewed him as being a mess. Lack of respect. It probably is because we owned his teams in the post season.
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    I applaud Gores for making this same offer to Kerr prior to going after SVG.

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