But Van Gundy was also quick to say he will need help. He will probably hired a GM to do the day-to-day stuff.

"The key is you go out and get great people," Van Gundy said.

There's one red flag you can't ignore with Van Gundy the coach. He had run-ins with star players, including Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard. This will be interesting to watch now that he is the main man, not just the coach.

"You need one voice and everybody on the page," Van Gundy said. "We have a chance of one voice."

Still, chances of this working for the Pistons is mixed -- at best.