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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Stan Van Gundy a Central Floridian of the Year runner-up for leading a succesful campagin

    Stan Van Gundy a Central Floridian of the Year runner-up for leading a succesful campagin
    Stan Van Gundy: After being sacked as coach of the Orlando Magic, he could have been forgiven for hiding inside his home in Lake Mary. Instead, Van Gundy stepped out as leader of a campaign to raise property taxes in Seminole County to support the...
  • Jacque Vaughn's goal for his defense: protect the paint | Video

    Jacque Vaughn's goal for his defense: protect the paint | Video
    For all the talk about how different the Orlando Magic will look this season, there’s at least one area that the current team will have in common with its recent predecessors. When asked Friday to distill his defensive philosophy into its basic...
  • Schmitz' Take: Loss of Dwight felt defensively

    Schmitz' Take: Loss of Dwight felt defensively
    It didn’t take the Magic long to realize just how much Dwight Howard meant to them, especially on the defensive end of the floor. After three preseason games, Coach Jacque Vaughn is not thrilled with his team’s D without D12. It’s no...
  • 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...
  • Stan Van Gundy will help call the Gators-Hoyas basketball game on Nov. 9

    Stan Van Gundy will help call the Gators-Hoyas basketball game on Nov. 9
    Stan Van Gundy has a new gig. The former Orlando Magic coach will serve as the color commentator for NBC Sports Network’s coverage of the Navy-Marine Corps Classic college basketball game Nov. 9 between the Florida Gators and the Georgetown Hoyas....
  • Orlando Magic roundtable: NBA bloggers evaluate the team

    Orlando Magic roundtable: NBA bloggers evaluate the team
    One of my favorite features on ESPN.com is the website’s “5-on-5” roundtables, in which people who follow the NBA closely sound off on various issues. So why not adapt that to the Orlando Magic with training camp set to begin Tuesday?...
  • Dwight Howard: 'My whole left leg just went dead'

    Dwight Howard: 'My whole left leg just went dead'
    Dwight Howard says a herniated disk in his back caused him problems for most of the 2011-12 season, but he adds that he kept some of the issues to himself because he didn't want to be perceived as quitting on the Orlando Magic after his trade request...
  • Jason Richardson makes his return to Orlando and Amway Center

    Jason Richardson makes his return to Orlando and Amway Center
    Jason Richardson doesn’t know what will happen around 7:05 tonight, the moment he will be introduced as a Philadelphia 76ers starter at Amway Center. After playing 109 regular-season games for the Orlando Magic, will the fans cheer him? Boo him?...
  • Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith are teaming up again

    Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith are teaming up again
    Stan Van Gundy will receive a little help from his friends this Sunday as he and a group called Citizens for Preservation of Property Values attempt to build support for a proposed property-tax increase for Seminole County public schools. Atlanta...