For more than a few of us, the addition of Stan Van Gundy to the bench of the Detroit Pistons was supposed to serve as a panacea – and that’s an understandable expectation in the face of the return of a very good coach. Van Gundy is charged with both cleaning up the messes of the previous front office and the team’s former coaches (he’s the team’s tenth since 2001!), but because his basketball brain is so big plenty pegged the Pistons as an Eastern Conference playoff possibility.
The squad has lost ten of its first 13 games so far this season, however, and it currently boasts the league’s fourth-worst offense. The Pistons are just as miserable to watch under SVG as they were to watch under Maurice Cheeks, or Lawrence Frank, or John Kuester. The team is second to last in two-point field goal percentage, second to last in overall field goal percentage, and second to last in free throw percentage.
They can’t shoot. We knew this heading into 2014-15, but we didn’t think it would be thisRead More »from Brandon Jennings says his Pistons don't shoot straight because 'we don’t shoot in practice'