I think Lawrence Frank is a better coach than the records would indicate. But, unfortunately, I don't think he's good enough to take the Pistons back to the level they were five years ago.
Say what you want about how he handled the Dwight Howard situation, but Stan Van Gundy has proven he is a very good basketball coach.
In the 2003-04 season, Pat Riley had basically abandoned the Heat and left the coaching job to his assistant Van Gundy, who helped the Heat improve to a 42-40 record. The next season they improved to a 59-23 record and made the Eastern Conference Finals. He resigned the following season.
Van Gundy then signed on to coach the Magic, who had a 40-42 record the season prior to Van Gundy's arrival. In Van Gundy's first season with the Magic, he coached them to a 52-30 record.
So you see that he has a very good track record of turning around teams, which is exactly what Detroit needs at this point.
Some of you are probably asking, "Would he really want to come to the Pistons?" I suspect Van Gundy would like a job and coaching an NBA team seems like a well-paying job.
Van Gundy is a coach with a good track record, which is more then you can say about the last two coaches, so I think it would be foolish on the part of Joe Dumars if he doesn't take a look at Van Gundy.