Statement From Pistons Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations issued the following statement after results of the NBA Draft Lottery were revealed:

"Tonight’s results are disappointing, but not disastrous. We knew we would lose our pick this year or next.   We have the 38th pick and we will continue our evaluation process and preparation for the upcoming draft.  We’ll also explore other opportunities to use the draft to improve our team – whether that’s moving up, moving down or staying at No. 38.   We still have many assets and tools at our disposal to upgrade our roster, including the upcoming free agency period in July."