Why Stan Van Gundy sought total control of Pistons

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Pistons owner Tom Gores (left) has given Stan Van Gundy a lot of authority to shape a struggling team.

Pistons owner Tom Gores (left) has given Stan Van Gundy a lot of authority to shape a struggling team.

"The bottom line: For any of us in big-time college athletics, one of our biggest jobs is making sure that people out there don't find out what it's all about, because if they did, there wouldn't be the support for it that there is."

As he once said between swigs of Diet Pepsi: "The only thing I'm ever uncomfortable with is bull----." He just cleaned it up before anybody could smell it.