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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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  • Dear Kevin: You'd find much Love in Orlando

    Dear Kevin: You'd find much Love in Orlando
    Kevin Love Cleveland Cavaliers One Center Court Cleveland, Ohio 44115-4001 Hey, Kevin, just wanted to drop you a note to say it's sunny and 72 in Orlando Saturday. Now that I have your attention, everyone knows you can become a free agent...
  • Unlikely Magic would risk signing Larry Sanders

    Unlikely Magic would risk signing Larry Sanders
    The kind of risk the Magic could take to improve their defense might present itself: Troubled Milwaukee Bucks big man Larry Sanders is expected to be available soon. The Bucks, according to ESPN, are in talks with Sanders to buy him out of the remaining...
  • Bianchi: Shame on Jesse Jackson for turning Little League cheating into a racial issue

     Bianchi: Shame on Jesse Jackson for turning Little League cheating into a racial issue
    Running off at the typewriter … Is there anything more distasteful in sports than when a bunch 12-year-old kids are tainted by the corruption of adults and the resulting political pandering of elected officials and the race-baiting of Jesse...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach

    Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach
    The last time Tim Hardaway coached, he was a father first. This time, the former Miami Heat guard has made the craft a professional priority. And he's having a blast, finding a calling nearly as fulfilling as those step-back 3-pointers with the Heat...
  • 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...
  • 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...