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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

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  • Knicks beat Magic 96-80 on day filled with tension

    Knicks beat Magic 96-80 on day filled with tension
    The Orlando Magic's freefall continued Thursday. On the day Stan Van Gundy claimed Dwight Howard wants him fired -- a charge Howard has denied -- the Magic lost their fifth consecutive game for the first time in Van Gundy's five-year tenure. Howard...
  • Orlando Magic get big lift from reserves Richardson, Duhon in win over Knicks

    Orlando Magic get big lift from reserves Richardson, Duhon in win over Knicks
    Quentin Richardson and Chris Duhon have been buried on the Orlando Magic bench since mid-December. But on Tuesday night, they brought the Magic new life. The duo helped the Magic overcome an 11-point deficit late in the third quarter and beat the new-...
  • Orlando Magic rally from 24 down to shock Miami Heat

    Orlando Magic rally from 24 down to shock Miami Heat
    MIAMI — When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy raised both arms into the...
  • Magic fire Stan Van Gundy, part ways with GM Otis Smith

    Magic fire Stan Van Gundy, part ways with GM Otis Smith
    Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith did not want the uncertainty about their futures with the Orlando Magic to drag on and on. The doubts have ended, and the Magic have begun an overhaul of their basketball-operations department that...
  • Magic beat the Lakers 92-80 behind another big night from Dwight | Video

    Magic beat the Lakers 92-80 behind another big night from Dwight | Video
    What transpired Friday night at Amway Center almost could make an objective person feel sorry for Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Orlando Magic schooled ’em from start to finish. Dwight Howard outplayed Andrew Bynum. Jameer Nelson...
  • Orlando Magic clobber Atlanta Hawks 101-76 in Game 5 to avoid elimination

    Orlando Magic clobber Atlanta Hawks 101-76 in Game 5 to avoid elimination
    For the first four games of this playoff series, the Orlando Magic could depend on only one player: Dwight Howard. No one else hit shots consistently. No one else defended game-in, game-out effectively. And no one else brought the necessary intensity at...
  • Magic even series with Hawks with 88-82 Game 2 victory

    Magic even series with Hawks with 88-82 Game 2 victory
    The Orlando Magic may have saved their season Tuesday night. And to do it, they relied on a tried-and-true formula: an improved defense, a critical hustle play by Jameer Nelson and a 48-minute dose of Dwight Howard. Riding another Herculean...
  • Jamal Crawford's wild 3-pointer sinks Magic in fight-marred Game 3

    Jamal Crawford's wild 3-pointer sinks Magic in fight-marred Game 3
    ATLANTA — The Orlando Magic can point to a fortunate 3-point heave by Jamal Crawford as the reason why they lost Game 3 of their playoff series to the Atlanta Hawks 88-84. But as Crawford triumphantly hopped up and down the Philips Arena court,...
  • Magic hire Rob Hennigan as their new general manager

    Magic hire Rob Hennigan as their new general manager
    When the Orlando Magic started searching for a new general manager a month ago, franchise officials sought someone who has experience working for a championship team. The Magic think they've found the right person — even though he's just 30 years...
  • Stan Van Gundy on Dwyane Wade comments: Heat brought this on themselves

    Stan Van Gundy on Dwyane Wade comments: Heat brought this on themselves
    Dwyane Wade spun the Miami Heat into victims on Sunday, saying, "The world is better now since the Heat is losing." That's a message that doesn't fly with Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. "I do chuckle a little bit when they sort of complain about...
  • Orlando's season off to bad start as Magic fall to Oklahoma City | Video

    Orlando's season off to bad start as Magic fall to Oklahoma City | Video
    OKLAHOMA CITY — The way the Orlando Magic offense performed Christmas night, you would have thought the team has an entirely new cast, not just a couple of additions here and there. Two frustrating scoring draughts — each lasting about a...