Tom Gores wants to retain Stan Van Gundy as head coach of the Detroit Pistons, but he prefers to make structural changes to the front office.

Van Gundy currently has full authority on player personnel and staffing.

The suggested changes from Gores have been met with resistance by Van Gundy.

Van Gundy and Gores have been talking about a way to move forward together for two weeks. A critical component is the status of Jeff Bower as general manager.

Van Gundy has one year, $7 million left on his original five-year deal, but most of his front office and coaching staff are in the final year of contracts.