The Detroit Pistons are counting on Stan Van Gundy to bring some much-needed stability to a struggling franchise.
They're certainly giving him plenty of authority.
The Pistons officially announced Van Gundy's hiring Wednesday as their new coach and president of basketball operations. The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday.
Detroit went 29-53 last season, missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year. That was the end of Joe Dumars' tenure as team president. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February.
Van Gundy agreed to a $35 million, five-year contract -- a commitment from the team that suggests he'll have plenty of time to turn Detroit's fortunes around.
Van Gundy is 371-208 in seven-plus seasons as a coach with Miami and Orlando. He reached the NBA Finals in 2009 with the Magic.
"It is an honor to be chosen to help (team owner) Tom Gores build the Pistons into a team that competes for championships," Van Gundy said.
Heat 96, Nets 94: LeBron James scored 29 points, Dwyane Wade added 28, and Ray Allen delivered two huge plays in the final seconds as Miami rallied to beat Brooklyn, winning the Eastern Conference semifinal series 4-1.
It was the 10th straight series win for the two-time defending NBA champions.
Down by eight with less than five minutes left, the Heat forced Brooklyn into nine straight missed shots while peeling off a 12-0 run to take the lead. Allen's 3-pointer off an assist by Mario Chalmers with 32 seconds remaining was the go-ahead moment, and the Heat wouldn't trail again.
Allen knocked the ball away from Joe Johnson on the game's final play, time expired and the Heat advanced.
Spurs 104, Trail Blazers 82: Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22 points, and San Antonio overcame an injury to Tony Parker to close out the Western Conference semifinals against Portland.
Patty Mills scored 18 points, and Tim Duncan had 16 points and eight rebounds for San Antonio, which had four blowout victories in the five-game series.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points for Portland, while Damian Lillard added 17 points and 10 assists.
Parker left the game in the first half with tightness in his left hamstring and did not return.
Warriors: Andre Iguodala underwent a year-end physical that showed right knee tendinitis and left hip soreness, but he won't need surgery at this time, according to a team spokesman.
Iguodala's physical included an MRI exam as he played through the knee tendinitis in the playoffs that caused him to miss six games in his first season with the Warriors after signing a four-year, $48 million contract.
Staff writer Diamond Leung contributed to this report.