Ex-NBA Coach Jeff Van Gundy Slams Pistons Management
April 21st, 2013, 11:52 PM
Not everyone is buying into the idea that firing Pistons coaches like Lawrence Frank is the solution.
Ex-NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, who has been mentioned as a possible replacement in Detroit, slammed Pistons management on SiriusXM's Mad Dog Radio, according to the website Detroit Bad Boys. Frank was fired last week.
In an interview with host Chris Russo, Van Gundy said:
"Detroit Pistons basketball slogan: When the going gets tough, we fire the coach. It's unbelievable. It's unbelievable. You know what surprises me, Chris? These new owners in Detroit have to be exceedingly bright to have made as much money as they have. And to be duped again that your G.M. tells you that the roster is good and the coach is bad ... They run through coaches and they haven't even begun to address their problem."
"The most important player or person in any organization is the person that picks the players. But we don't, as organizations, examine them. We just take the easy way out time and time again. You lose, the G.M. convinces the owner 'We got good players. It's the coach's fault.' We fire the coach; we bring a new coach in; we continue to lose. We fire that coach, saying that 'We have better players.' It just goes on and on. It's typical and I can't believe that the Detroit owners fell for it. I just can't believe it."