You'’d think the 0-2 record the Pistons took into Saturday’'s home opener would be a little easier for Stan Van Gundy to put into perspective given the fact that 11 years ago--as a rookie NBA head coach--his Miami Heat opened the season 0-7.

You'’d be wrong, mostly.

"“Every loss, I'’m miserable,"” he said about 90 minutes before tipoff Saturday night. "“Perspective is not a great word to use in conjunction with me.”"

So it’'s nice to have an owner willing to lend that perspective.