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Feb 23, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; A Detroit Pistons fans holds a sign during the game against the Indiana Pacers at The Palace. Pacers win 90-72. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Pistons Limp Out To 5-23 Start

After an offseason of promotion intended to raise the expectations of an increasing apathetic fan base, the Pistons jumped out to a 5-23 start in the 2014-15 season.

When Stan Van Gundy took over as President of Basketball Operations he brought with him a sense of hope and accountability for the upcoming season. Instead the early months of the season have been highlighted by second half collapses, head coach call-outs and late game benchings.

It will be difficult for the Detroit Pistons to climb into playoff contention after this kind of start and although Stan Van Gundy has an eye on the future he says his team will not tank the rest of the season.

"“What we want to do, I don’t think the goal have changed at all. We want to build a contending team. I think rather than sacrifice future for getting to whatever number of wins is not the smart way to go. As far as personnel moves, everything’s gotta be aimed to the future.”"

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