ESPN is reporting that the Detroit Pistons have reached a verbal agreement with Stan Van Gundy for him to become the team’s new head coach and president of basketball operations.
Unnamed sources have told the network that the verbal agreement is for a five-year, $35 million contract. Van Gundy was also talking to the Golden State Warriors about their head coach opening, but it appears the Pistons have beaten them out.
A formal announcement of the deal is expected to take place later this week. Van Gundy is a former head coach of the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic.