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Stan Van Gundy “not too worried” about job. He shouldn’t be.

May 21, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

Stan Van Gundy AP

In the next few weeks, pretty much everybody around the league expects Stan Van Gundy to get fired as coach of the Orlando Magic. In the battle of star player (Dwight Howard) vs. coach, the elite player always wins in the NBA.

As for Van Gundy, he was out in a baseball game this weekend — Rays vs. Braves — and of course the Orlando Sentinel asked him about his job security (via SLAM).

“I’m not too worried about it,” Van Gundy said. “This is a slow time of year anyway.”

He shouldn’t be worried. If and when the Magic cut him loose there will be a line of other teams ready to talk to him. Players don’t love him but the guy wins and gets teams to play defense. There are a lot of teams who could use him. He will have options.

  1. burnsy - May 21, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    “Donald Sterling is on line 1…”

    • b7p19 - May 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM

      That would be a huge get for the Clips.

  2. garyclarkk - May 21, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Quick fix. Nice job.

  3. raidmagic - May 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Please stay Stan…

  4. thetooloftools - May 21, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Dwight Howard should just start wearing a dress she’s such a diva.

    • rbrtcross7 - May 21, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      He’s no more a diva than any of the other super stars in the league. He can’t win by himself, their offense gameplan stinks (a howard dunk or 3), and they can’t get any good talent to play around with Howard. If Lebron, Wade and Bosh are struggling, what do you really expect from Howard, Nelson & Turk?

  5. dylude - May 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM

    I bet Sportstalk $600 that he is fired TODAY.

    Basically, I’m betting that I’m a better reporter.

  6. southbeachtalent - May 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Otis Smith has been fired.

  7. thetooloftools - May 21, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    Stan Van Gundy and the GM were just fired.

  8. dylude - May 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Sportstalk owes me $600…. I just won the bet.

  9. rdav29 - May 21, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    He would be perfect for the Knicks

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