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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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  • Bianchi: If Popovich had drafted Dwight instead of Duncan, he'd be fired by now

    Bianchi: If Popovich had drafted Dwight instead of Duncan, he'd be fired by now
    San Antonio Spurs legend Gregg Popovich recorded his 1000th career NBA victory earlier this week, which got me to thinking about how much dumb luck is involved in coaching. Not that Popovich isn't an incredible coach, but can you imagine how his...
  • Winderman's view: Spurs 98, Heat 85

    Winderman's view: Spurs 98, Heat 85
    Observations from Friday night's 98-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center: -- Now we'll see how much fire remains, with the Heat out of playoff position, passed Friday by the resurgent Nets. -- Just as they were by the resurgent Hornets....
  • Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks

    Here's what Bernie BondageBunny has over Starbucks
    I want to start today's column by talking about bondage. Whips, chains, fuzzy handcuffs, you name it. This week, Tampa Bay has been abuzz over news that Fetish Con — an annual celebration of all things kinky — has moved its 5,000-attendee...
  • After firing coach Jacque Vaughn, now comes challenging part for Magic

    After firing coach Jacque Vaughn, now comes challenging part for Magic
    Jacque Vaughn has left the building. A franchise stuck in the mud has not. The Orlando Magic fired their head coach on Thursday, a passive-aggressive kind of thing since team officials had acknowledged privately that Vaughn was dead man walking a week...
  • Possible replacements for Magic's Jacque Vaughn abound

    Possible replacements for Magic's Jacque Vaughn abound
    Magic coach Jacque Vaughn's seat is so hot he might need to wear asbestos trousers. His team is 15-34 and has lost 13 of its last 15 games, including seven in a row. Unhappy with the club's progress, Magic management has told the Sentinel there is no...
  • Heat's Napier finds himself without a shot amid uneven rookie season

    Heat's Napier finds himself without a shot amid uneven rookie season
    The directive from coach Erik Spoelstra has not changed, even as the direction of Shabazz Napier's rookie season has fluctuated wildly. From key early-season component to D-League demotion to starting fill-in for Dwyane Wade, the 2014 first-round...
  • Bosh's 34 not enough as Pistons pound Heat 108-91

    Bosh's 34 not enough as Pistons pound Heat 108-91
    It was this type of night for the rest of the Miami Heat: Chris Bosh scored 21 points in the third quarter and the Heat's 14-point halftime deficit increased to 18 going into the fourth. Those days of Big Three? Tuesday night, Bosh essentially stood...
  • Winderman's view: Pistons 108, Heat 91

    Winderman's view: Pistons 108, Heat 91
    Observations from Tuesday night's 108-91 loss to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills: -- Chris Bosh did his part. -- But he stood alone. -- The Heat are not built to do much without Dwyane Wade. This was Example A. -- And there was...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?
    Q: Erik Spoelstra continues to switch the rotations completely. How can you call upon the guy who hasn't played in several games and not play the guy who regularly is the backup? It makes no sense, destroys continuity, and players who should be given...
  • Friends as foes Tuesday: Erik Spoelstra vs. Stan Van Gundy

    Friends as foes Tuesday: Erik Spoelstra vs. Stan Van Gundy
    They belong to the same small fraternity, those who have succeeded Pat Riley as coaches, in their case, as coach of the Miami Heat. But this season, the contact between the close friends has been a bit more limited, with Erik Spoelstra not only having...
  • ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?

    ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?
    Q: Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and James Ennis are getting extended playing time.  With the trade deadline coming up, are the Miami Heat showcasing these players or are they truly trying to develop them? -- Stuart. A: There is no showcasing here....