Episode 1- Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy

Jason Page and Stan Van Gundy

 Part 1 of my conversation with Detroit Pistons Head Coach Stan Van Gundy. We discuss the social movement involving athletes in sports. We also look back at his time in Miami and Orlando including his departure from the Heat in 2005 and his relationship with Dwight Howard.

2:50- Stan talks about how the organization is handling planned player protests.

6:50- Is Stan Van Gundy worried about player protests scaring fans away?

8:55- What does Stan believe the next step in is the process of this social movement with athletes?

15:20- I ask Stan to look back at the 2005 decision to resign as head coach of the Heat. Did he resign? Was he fired? Did Pat Riley push him out?

21:07- Could Pat Riley still coach today in the NBA?

23:00- Stan s the idea of “Coach Killers” real? Was it fair to look at Shaquille O’Neal or Dwight Howard in that regard?

25:33- What has happened to Dwight Howard’s game?

31:53- My commentary on “What I learned this week.” In this episode I discuss the ignorance of a couple of sports figures as it relates to the protests against social injustice across the country.

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