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Stan Van Gundy Lightens Stance On Shunning ESPN; Still Upset With Website's Coverage

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 19 / 18

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has "changed course" from comments recently about ESPN, when he said he would limit access to the network  due to its recent coverage of LaVar Ball , according to Rod Beard of the DETROIT NEWS. Van Gundy had said that he "wouldn’t participate in all ...

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