DETROIT (97.1 THE TICKET) – The Detroit Pistons have reached a deal in principle with Stan Van Gundy to make him their new coach and president of basketball operations, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

Sources told ESPN.com on Tuesday night that Van Gundy and the Pistons have verbally agreed to a five-year pact worth an estimated $35 million, with an official announcement on course for this week.

Van Gundy was also being courted by the Golden State Warriors, who will reportedly turn their attention to Steve Kerr.

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