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Stan Van Gundy

Named head coach of the Orlando Magic on June 7, 2007, following the two-year tenure of Brian Hill. Van Gundy previously spent 12 seasons with the Miami Heat, first as an assistant under Pat Riley, then becoming head coach for two-plus seasons. In Miami, he finished with a 112-73 record, leading the Heat to a 59-23 record and into the Eastern Conference final, where they lost to the Detroit Pistons. Riley replaced him early the next season (11-10). Prior to joining the NBA, Van Gundy was the head coach at the University of Wisconsin.
Named head coach of the Orlando Magic on June 7, 2007, following the two-year tenure of Brian Hill. Van Gundy previously spent 12 seasons with the Miami Heat, first as an assistant under Pat Riley, then becoming head coach for two-plus seasons. In Miami, he finished with a 112-73 record, leading the Heat to a 59-23 record and into the Eastern Conference final, where they lost to the Detroit Pistons. Riley replaced him early the next season (11-10). Prior to joining the NBA, Van Gundy was the head coach at the University of Wisconsin. « Show less

Top Stan Van Gundy Articles

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  • Doc Rivers could be just what the Clippers ordered

    Doc Rivers could be just what the Clippers ordered
    It was the Clippers' second day of training camp in La Jolla and assistant coach Tyronn Lue was demonstrating one of the team's new defensive techniques, telling the guards to "bump" opposing big men when they set a screen, then to hurry back on defense....
  • Stan Van Gundy revisits the most awkward shootaround in NBA history

    Stan Van Gundy revisits the most awkward shootaround in NBA history
    Stan Van Gundy today once again revisited one of the most awkward shootarounds in NBA history: the shootaround in which he acknowledged publicly that Dwight Howard wanted him fired as coach of the Orlando Magic. Appearing on a panel discussion...
  • Three things to watch in second half of the season

    Will they make a deal? When Jordan Crawford was asked how he felt about not appearing in a series of games, the Wizards' reserve shooting guard replied, "I'm good." But he let his frustrations known on Twitter by subtly mentioning his stats from...
  • Game in Orlando was a homecoming for Bobcats' coaches and staffers

    Game in Orlando was a homecoming for Bobcats' coaches and staffers
    Friday night's game between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats at Amway Center felt like a homecoming for eight members of the Bobcats' basketball operations staff. Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, associate head coach Patrick Ewing and...
  • Former Magic forward Rashard Lewis is still savoring his 1st NBA title

    Former Magic forward Rashard Lewis is still savoring his 1st NBA title
    Rashard Lewis has stepped inside Amway Center plenty of times, but Wednesday night was a first for him. It was the first time he's walked into the arena as an NBA champion. Lewis, who played in four seasons for the Orlando Magic, is still savoring the...
  • New York Knicks' and Brooklyn Nets' problems are real and other NBA observations

    New York Knicks' and Brooklyn Nets' problems are real and other NBA observations
    Although the 2013-14 NBA regular season started just three and a half weeks ago, almost every team already has played one-eighth of its schedule. So, it’s not too early to identify trends, triumphs and trouble spots around the league. Here goes:...
  • Former Magic center Marcin Gortat is thriving with the Wizards

    WASHINGTON — Former Orlando Magic center Marcin Gortat can’t wait for Wednesday night. Gortat will visit Capitol Hill to attend a special screening of a movie based on the life of Lech Walesa, the former Nobel Peace Prize winner and former...
  • Victor Oladipo draws on Indiana experience during Magic losing streak

    With the Orlando Magic mired in a frustrating six-game losing streak, rookie guard Victor Oladipo tries to keep perspective by drawing on his experiences at Indiana University. Oladipo was part of a college program that endured some rough seasons but...
  • Dwight Howard on leaving Lakers: 'I had to do what was best for Dwight'

    Dwight Howard on leaving Lakers: 'I had to do what was best for Dwight'
    HOUSTON — Dwight Howard knows what people think. In Central Florida, many people who once adored him now regard him as a villain because he forced the Orlando Magic to trade him in 2012. In Southern California, many call him a "coward" because...
  • Glen Davis likely will be the starting power forward once he's healthy

    Glen Davis likely will be the starting power forward once he's healthy
    Position: Power forward Who's the starter: Glen Davis Why he's starting: Davis continues to recover from a fractured left foot he suffered midway through last season. Although he underwent surgery in early February, he required another surgery in July...
  • Coach Jacque Vaughn remains patient during the Magic's rebuilding effort

    Coach Jacque Vaughn remains patient during the Magic's rebuilding effort
    Position: Head coach. Who's the man: Jacque Vaughn. Why he got the job: The Magic not only adopted a youth movement in player personnel, but made Vaughn the league's youngest coach (then 37) when he was hired to replace Stan Van Gundy in the summer of...