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Stan Van Gundy to be regular NBC Radio contributor, television analyst for college game

Nov 1, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT

Orlando's Stan Van Gundy shouts during an NBA playoff basketball game in Indianapolis Reuters

I imagine much to the delight of his wife (just to get him out of the house a little), Stan Van Gundy has gotten a job.

Van Gundy is going to be a regular contributor to the NBC Sports Radio Network starting immediately discussing the NBA and all things basketball. Which you can be sure will be fun, quotable and make him even more popular in the league office.

He’s also going to make his debut as a television analyst during the inaugural Navy-Marine Corps Classic, featuring college basketball powers Georgetown and No. 10 Florida, on Friday, November 9 at 9 p.m. (Eastern) on the NBC Sports Network.

If you forgot, Van Gundy spent 15 years as a college coach, including eight of those as a head coach (one of those as the head coach of Wisconsin). He knows the college game, and he knows talent.

“After 31 years as a coach, I’m thrilled to begin my media career with the NBC Sports Group,” said Van Gundy. “The best part is that this new relationship allows me to gush about basketball on both television and radio. It’s a privilege that my first event will be the Navy-Marine Corps Classic, which benefits Veterans and features two college basketball powerhouses. I’m excited to get started.”

Van Gundy spent two-plus seasons as the head coach of the Miami Heat and the last five years as the head coach of the Orlando Magic, including taking them to the finals in 2009. But you already knew that. You remember pretty much everything about his time there and we’re not going down that road again.

You also know Van Gundy speaks his mind. Fearlessly. Which makes for really good radio and television. For the next couple months, Van Gundy will call-in for regular guest segments on numerous NBC Sports Radio programs (distributed on 175 stations nationwide) talking all NBA topics. Not just why the Lakers look so bad, but all topics. Then starting in 2013, Van Gundy will serve as a guest host every Friday for one of NBC Sports Radio’s nationally-distributed shows.

This is a great hire for the growing network. So… does this mean I get to say I work with SVG? I’m going to anyway until someone tells me to stop.

  1. nycalldayz - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Nice.

  2. dadawg77 - Nov 1, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    He got tv and radio why not get him to Penn an article for his internet presence

  3. thomaskouns - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:02 AM

    Stan is polarizing but one of the very very very few coaches/ex-players thawiser not beholden to the ‘system’.

    He said what very few would dare speak on the record about the ‘code of silence’ in the NBA and the ludicrous power some NBA players lord over their teams.

  4. mjbulls45 - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    stan van the man ,

    love him ,

    great when nba guys do college stuff, different pro perspective on ncaa game,

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