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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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  • Ira Winderman: Desperation runs in Heat's DNA

    Ira Winderman: Desperation runs in Heat's DNA
    As the NBA moves to the midpoint of its schedule, there is a tangible desperation from teams expected to be in better places by now. Tuesday's Miami Heat game against the Oklahoma City Thunder will feature two of those teams. Former Heat forward...
  • Magic finally fun to watch again

    Magic finally fun to watch again
    Talk about your big breakthroughs. There's Einstein's theory of relativity, Richard Petty inventing the wheel, the smallpox vacine and the NFL RedZone channel. Here's another monumental breakthrough: The Magic have suddenly become an entertaining...
  • Hyde5: Is Matt Moore in mix for Jets, Bills?

    Hyde5: Is Matt Moore in mix for Jets, Bills?
    Matt Moore was a good (if expensive) insurance policy for the Dolphins. He could win if called on. He was supportive of Ryan Tannehill. He was very well liked within the locker room, meaning he could lead the team, if necessary. He cost $5.5 million...
  • Jackson's front-office debut a disaster so far

    Phil Jackson has assured New York that he has a plan to save the Knicks. "#knicknation Merry Christmas to all and Peace on earth," Jackson tweeted on Christmas Eve. "Please be assured your hopes and wishes are getting through to Santa. He will bring...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat consider Calderon for more-immediate fix?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat consider Calderon for more-immediate fix?
    Q: Wouldn't you agree that Jose Calderon can be an upgrade over Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole, while providing solid 3-point shooting and playmaking. Not to mention that he and Chris Bosh had couple of good seasons together in Toronto back in the day, so...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs

    Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs
    It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents. Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival. With...
  • Are Magic, Harris a match this summer?

    The answers to the questions in the case of Tobias Harris haven't become any clearer. Can the Magic afford to keep Harris? Can they afford to let him go? The Magic will find out Harris' value this summer when he becomes a restricted free agent....
  • Stan Van Gundy: The Magic have talent, but a challenge will be deciding whom to pay

    Stan Van Gundy: The Magic have talent, but a challenge will be deciding whom to pay
    The Orlando Magic have acquired an impressive talent base over the last two and a half years. The challenge now is deciding whom to keep. That's the overall take provided by Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit Pistons' coach and president of basketball...
  • Tired Orlando Magic outhustled in 109-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons

    Tired Orlando Magic outhustled in 109-86 loss to the Detroit Pistons
    For Orlando Magic players to reach where they want to go, they must have fewer nights like Tuesday night. Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Magic ran out of energy. The Detroit Pistons dominated the glass and benefitted from a near-...
  • Pistons waive forward Josh Smith

    The Detroit Pistons waived veteran forward Josh Smith on Monday. Smith, 29, still had two years and at least $26 million remaining on his contract after this season. The 6-foot-9, 225-pound Smith has averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7...
  • Add Lakers to list of teams interested in Josh Smith

    Add Lakers to list of teams interested in Josh Smith
    Add the Lakers to the list of teams interested in free-agent forward Josh Smith. Smith, a 29-year-old 6-foot-9 forward, was waived Monday morning by the Detroit Pistons despite two more seasons and $40.5 million remaining on his contract. "Our team...