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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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  • ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?

    ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?
    Q: Does the current Cavaliers run, predominately the LeBron James run, to the Eastern Conference finals begin to tarnish the contribution Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh made? In other words, LeBron is showing he can win without...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?
    Q: Ira, this is the second consecutive year the top two seeds have advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. If that's what it takes to get there next year, do you see the Heat finishing in the top two? -- Aaron. A: I assume you're asking whether the...
  • Bianchi: Will Tom Thibodeau reject Magic because of Stan Van Gundy?

    Bianchi: Will Tom Thibodeau reject Magic because of Stan Van Gundy?
    Running off at the typewriter … Prediction: Former coach Stan Van Gundy could very well cost the Orlando Magic a chance to hire their potential future coach — Tom Thibodeau, who many believe will not be back with the Chicago Bulls next...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat have considered Billy Donovan?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat have considered Billy Donovan?
    Q: Did the Heat miss the boat on Billy Donovan? You know he's close with Pat Riley, and if the Heat eventually decide to make a move, they would have wound up moving too late. He's the perfect Pat guy. -- Donnie. A: I know there is a great respect there...
  • ASK IRA: Is next season Spoelstra's turn to become most-improved coach?

    ASK IRA: Is next season Spoelstra's turn to become most-improved coach?
    Q: Will Erik Spoelstra be next season's Mike Budenholzer? The Hawks' record last season was comparable to the Heat's this year. Bud formed a new identity for the team with Coach of the Year results. Gregg Popovich developed Kawhi Leonard and Pat Riley did...
  • Howard says he's changed since Magic days

    Howard says he's changed since Magic days
    After a vintage playoff performance this week with the Houston Rockets, Dwight Howard looked like the same old Dwight Howard who turned the Magic into a contender. But Dwight says in a wide-ranging interview with the Bleacher Report that he's a new man,...
  • Dwight Howard creates some old time Magic

    Dwight Howard creates some old time Magic
    Dwight Howard looked, well, like Dwight Howard. Circa 2009 to be exact, when he was wearing a Magic uniform. Howard had 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in 33 minutes as the Houston Rockets beat the Dallas Mavs on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead...
  • Magic should not deal pick to hire coach

    Magic should not deal pick to hire coach
    There’s speculation that the Magic would be interested in Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau if he becomes free. That’s all well and good (if a long shot) unless it comes with a string attached: The surrendering of a first-round draft pick....
  • Magic's biggest decision: Finding a coach

    Magic's biggest decision: Finding a coach
    With James Borrego’s days winding down as interim coach, the Magic are preparing to go in a new direction on the bench. Again. This is no small deal for a young, impressionable team. I think the Magic need to hire someone with head-coaching...
  • Orlando Magic suffer a heartbreaking 101-99 defeat to the Toronto Raptors

    Orlando Magic suffer a heartbreaking 101-99 defeat to the Toronto Raptors
    When it ended Friday night, Victor Oladipo started to walk toward the Orlando Magic locker room. He trudged only a few feet before he sat down on Amway Center's parquet court, his mouthpiece jutting out of his mouth as he shook his head. The Magic had...
  • The Times' NBA rankings

    The Times' NBA rankings
    Last week’s ranking in parentheses; statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. GOLDEN STATE: Stephen Curry making MVP case; broke own NBA single-season record forĀ  three-pointers with 276. (1) 2. SAN ANTONIO: Moving on up: Jumped from sixth...