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  • Stan Van Gundy to be named head coach of Pistons

  • DETROIT — Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.
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  • DETROIT — Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said.
    Detroit gave Van Gundy the powerful combination of jobs on Tuesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The deal was first reported by ESPN.com.
    The Pistons announced in April that they were not renewing Joe Dumars' contract, ending his 14-year run as president of basketball operations.
    Van Gundy has a 371-208 career record with the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. He was fired in 2012 following his fifth season with the Orlando. He stunned the Heat in December 2005 by resigning for family reasons after two-plus seasons.
    The Golden State Warriors might have wanted Van Gundy, who went to high school in nearby Martinez, California, to be their new coach.
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