DETROIT -- Stan Van Gundy has agreed to a $35-million, five-year contract to be the Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations, a person with knowledge of the details said. Detroit gave Van Gundy the powerful combination of jobs on Tuesday, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. The deal was first reported by ESPN.com. The Pistons announced in April that they were not renewing Joe Dumars contract, ending his 14-year run as president of basketball operations. Van Gundy is taking over a team that has Andre Drummond, one NBAs top young centres, and money to reshape its roster this summer. Van Gundy has a 371-208 career record with the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. He was fired in 2012 following his fifth season with the Orlando. He stunned the Heat in December 2005 by resigning for family reasons after two-plus seasons. The Golden State Warriors might have wanted Van Gundy, who went to high school in nearby Martinez, California, to be their new coach. While the Warriors roster seems more attractive, Van Gundy is getting a rare chance to be the coach and decision-maker for an NBA franchise. Doc Rivers does both jobs for the Los Angeles Clippers. The Pistons are desperate to be regarded as relevant in the Motor City -- where theyve become an afterthought -- and hiring Van Gundy seems to be a splashy move they needed to make. Ultimately, though, Van Gundy will have to win more than he loses in Detroit, as he has in each of his eight seasons. Van Gundy has won 59 games three times, once in Miami and twice with the Magic. He has helped his teams advance in five out of seven postseasons, leading Orlando to the 2009 NBA Finals. Miami lost to the Pistons in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. Detroits season has not lasted longer than the regular season in five years, its longest playoff drought since 1978-83. The Pistons won their third NBA title in 2004, early in a six-year run of reaching at least the conference finals. The Pistons signed Josh Smith, traded for Brandon Jennings and hired Maurice Cheeks last off-season and were expected to at least contend for a post-season spot. Instead, the new players didnt blend with returning players such as Drummond and Greg Monroe well enough to push the Pistons into the playoffs and coach Maurice Cheeks lost his job 50 games into the regular season. Detroit finished the season with a 29-53 record and with John Loyer as coach. The franchise is hoping it has a lottery pick next month. The Pistons will have to give their first-round pick to the Charlotte Bobcats if the selection is No. 9 or later as part a salary cap-saving trade Dumars made to get Ben Gordon off the payroll two years ago. Danny Rose Jersey . 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The loss drops Winnipegs record to 3-4 during this past weeks seven-game homestand.MELBOURNE, Australia - Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed Cmon, careful not to push her point too far.The 33-year-old Williams was closing in on her 19th Grand Slam singles title, her 16th straight win over Maria Sharapova and her sixth Australian Open championship when she was docked a point by the chair umpire for hindrance — for yelling in celebration too early when she thought shed hit a service winner.She didnt let that, or another early celebration on match point, or a hacking cough that made her sick, become distractions. Instead, Williams maintained her composure to beat Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) on Saturday night to continue her 100 per cent record in finals at Melbourne Park and move closer to Steffi Grafs record of 22 major titles in the Open era.I got too excited and I hit a great serve ... I didnt expect her to get it back, Williams explained of the hindrance call in the seventh game of the second set. I said, Cmon, a little too soon. I guess theres a rule that you cant do it. So Im fine with it. I moved on very fast to the next point; just tried to stay as focused as I could.The muted fist pump, she said, was just for fun.Im like, Cmon. It just goes to show you I have more fun on the court. I would have never done that three years ago, four years ago, said Williams, who has let similar calls upset her in the past. So I just kind of made a little sarcasm after that.On her third match point, she let her racket go before hearing a let call to what she thought was an ace.I thought, Wow this is it, I did it, only to hear let. I was like, OK Serena! she said.So she fell back on her biggest weapon, firing another ace — her 15th of the set and 18th of the match. This time, after checking it was official, she bounced around like a little child and the celebration was real.Im so honoured to be here and to hold this 19th trophy, Williams said. I didnt think it would happen this fast, to be honest, but it feels really good.Williams, at 33 years and 127 days, became the oldest winner of the Australian womens title in the Open era and moved into outright secoond place on the list of major winners in the Open era, moving clear of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova on 18.ddddddddddddNo. 20 is her next objective, and her next chance is at the French Open.When I think about Paris, I dont think about 20. I just think about winning there, said Williams, who didnt reach a quarterfinal in a Grand Slam between her wins at the 2013 and 2014 U.S. Opens.Still affected by a recent cold, Williams controlled the first set around a rain delay when play was stopped for 13 minutes during the sixth game for the roof on Rod Laver Arena to be closed. Williams came back on court momentarily, but returned to the locker room.I had a really bad cough, I ended up throwing up, Williams said. I think in a way that just helped me — I felt better after that.She returned to court and fired an ace to start a run of six straight points to take the set away from Sharapova.Williams won the first six points of the second set, too, before Sharapova started hitting out.The five-time major winner had 18 of her 21 winners in the second set, and fended off four break points.No. 2-ranked Sharapova saved two match points, including one in the 10th game when she hit a forehand winner down the line, and she calmly held serve twice to stay in the match. In the end, though, it wasnt enough to end a decade-long losing streak to Williams.I havent beaten her in a long time but I love every time I step on the court with her, said Sharapova, who trails 17-2 in career head-to-heads against Williams and hasnt beaten the American since 2004. Ive had some of the best memories of my career on this court and also some of my toughest losses, but thats the life of a tennis player.On the mens side, Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli became the first all-Italian team to capture a Grand Slam mens doubles title in more than 50 years after beating French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-4, 6-4.Novak Djokovic has won all four times hes reached the Australian Open final and is aiming to maintain his 100 per cent record when he takes on Andy Murray in Sundays singles final. Cheap Jerseys China NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale Discount Basketball Jerseys Cheap NHL Jerseys Authentic Cheap Baseball Jerseys Free Shipping Cheapest College Jerseys Sale Cheap Football Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys From China MLB Jerseys Outlet Canada Wholesale NBA Jerseys Canada Store Cheap Soccer Jerseys China Cheap Authentic Jerseys Canada ' ' '