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Van Gundy: Pistons are 'weak, childish'

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07:13 AM ET 03.02 | Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has some strong feelings about the Pistons' reported protest of John Kuester last week. While admitting he did not have full knowledge of the situation, Van Gundy said, "If there are players who truly were healthy and 'boycotted' practice -- I don't care what the problem they have with the head coach is -- why would you want those guys on your team in any situation?" Van Gundy made his comments Monday on the Dan LeBatard Show on Sports Talk 790 in Miami. "All of us have problems with our bosses at times, but you don't choose to just not show up for work," Van Gundy told the radio station. "That's about as childish and unprofessional as you can get. And clearly, that illuminates some of the Pistons' problems right there ..."

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March 2, 2011  07:41 AM ET

I don't usually agree with Stan but he hit the nail on the head with this one.

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March 2, 2011  07:49 AM ET

Yeah this was horrid...as a Pistons fan I am shamed(Hell Im shamed at the whole season). That said worry about your own team Stan.lol

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March 2, 2011  07:51 AM ET
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Have to agree with you....the millionaires are actincg like spoiled children

It always cracks me up when stuff like this happens. This situation right here is why the majority of former professional athletes are broke a couple years after leaving the sport. They think about themselves and would rather prove a point then do their jobs with some responsibility!

March 2, 2011  08:00 AM ET

Watch what you talk about, Stan. The Dwight "get me outta hea" drama is not too far away!!!

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March 2, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Im going to have to disagree with Stan on this one. Although they are making millions, the Detroit players have every right to protest the actions of their coach. Let us not forget that the players actually have a union, and what do most unions do when they want change? They go on strike, which is exactly what the players actually did! Stan is not doing the things that the Piston coach is doing, so he can talk all the bs he is talking, but let him do the same things to the Orlando players, I bet Stan will not be employed much longer. Expecially since Dwight is still around.

March 2, 2011  08:46 AM ET

Childish and unprofessional... that pretty much sums up the attitude of most NBA players under the age of 30.

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March 2, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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Have to agree with you....the millionaires are actincg like spoiled children

Business as usual for most of these guys. But on the other hand as Van Gundy admitted, he did not have full knowledge of the situation; therefore, he should have just shut his pie hole.

March 2, 2011  08:58 AM ET

LOL! won't this cause some trouble to brew.....

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