Stan Van Gundy has a busy summer ahead as president of the Detroit Pistons.
“We know how we’re going to work, we know how we want to play … That gives us a big step forward going into next year,” Van Gundy said.
“Andre is a maximum guy,” Gores said, according to the team. “He’s a maximum guy, and he’s not only a great player, he’s a great person.”
The Pistons (32-50) finished with their most wins since going 39-43 in 2008-09, the last season that they made the playoffs.
Andre Drummond scored 20 and Caron Butler 19 for the Pistons, who trailed by 26 in the first half.
Andre Drummond had 15 points and 19 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons turned their home finale into a rout, 116-77 over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday.
According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks will make a hard push to bring Monroe to the Big Apple this summer.
Rodney Stuckey scored 24 points, including three straight jumpers down the stretch, to help the Pacers beat the Pistons on Friday night.
Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Boston Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night.
Reggie Jackson scored the winning layup with 5 seconds remaining as Pistons rallied from 15 down in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat.