With another Detroit Pistons season in the books, it’s just about time to shift our focus to an offseason sure to be ripe with rumors and speculation. Before moving forward, here are five observations from the 2014-2015 season that will impact the team as the offseason progresses:
1. Stan Van Gundy is making substantial change to the Pistons’ culture
Since 2009, the Pistons have truly lacked a strong identity upon which to build around. With Stand Van Gundy taking the head coaching reins in addition to controlling player movement as the club’s president of basketball operations, the Pistons finally made some headway with a system that not only gave stability to a team in limbo but also got players to collectively perform at a higher level than we’ve otherwise seen in Detroit this decade.
Players like Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Tolliver, and Jodie Meeks performed admirably under Van Gundy’s 4-out-1-in offensive philosophy. With another offseason to utilize, there is no doubt that SVG will bring in more players to fit a system that at times had been lethal to opposing defenses.