Is Stan Van Gundy the right coach for Zion Williamson and the Pelicans?

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

Is Stan Van Gundy the right fit for the New Orleans Pelicans?

After two years as a broadcaster, Van Gundy is headed back to the sideline with a plum assignment: guiding the development of 2019 No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson and leading the young Pelicans to the playoffs.

Van Gundy’s last stint as head coach, from 2014-15 through 2017-18 in Detroit, ended in disappointment, as the Pistons made the playoffs just once in Van Gundy’s four seasons and topped out at 44 wins.

Will he do better in New Orleans? Let’s break it down.

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