Skip to content

Stan Van Gundy

  1. Stan Van Gundy defends Dwight Howard, invites fine from Stern

    Mar 8, 2011, 2:56 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    That’s going to cost Stan Van Gundy. He probably thinks it’s money well spent. Monday, before Dwight Howard sat out the Magic’s loss due to a suspension for his 16th technical of the season, Magic coach Van Gundy came to Howard’s defense. Van Gundy went with the argument that has been used for Shaq, Kareem,…

  2. There is so crying in basketball

    Mar 7, 2011, 3:48 PM EST

    Miami Heat

    Some Heat players cried in the locker room after the loss Sunday. So what? The reaction from many around the league has been “I’ve been there.” Well, not in the Knicks locker room, they thought it was way funnier than anything Dane Cook ever said. But others took more muted tone. Even Stan Van Gundy,…

  3. Brandon Bass could be out a while for Orlando

    Feb 2, 2011, 12:10 PM EST

    basstradeblock

    Brandon Bass has stepped up this season — especially as a starter since the big trades — and been a solid part of the Magic front line. There aren’t a lot of points in the paint left or rebounds to grab when you play along side Dwight Howard, but Bass had averaged 11.6 points and…

  4. PBT Tuesday morning one liners

    Feb 1, 2011, 9:44 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Stan Van Gundy said Monday night his team is not defending well enough to contend. He’s right. Emeka Okafor’s streak of 306 consecutive games played comes to an end tonight (strained oblique). Six first round draft picks, some name free agents (Al Jefferson), and the 2011 Timberwolves are pretty much the same as the 2009…

  5. Olajuwon says Dwight Howard puts lessons to good use (sorry Stan)

    Jan 24, 2011, 11:17 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    There has been a real growth in the variety of Dwight Howard’s post game the past two years. Nobody is going to confuse him with Pau Gasol — for a few reasons — but Howard is not all power moves and dunks now. He has a little running hook down the lane and has a…

  6. Could Hedo Turkoglu win Most Improved Player within one season?

    Jan 9, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Dallas Mavericks

    Our esteemed colleague Rob Mahoney wrote the following last week at the New York Times Off the Dribble blog: Don’t be fooled: Turkoglu is the same player he was in Phoenix, in Toronto and in his final year in Orlando. And any perceived excellence is a product of some statistical smoke and mirrors. The Magic has…

  7. Stan Van Gundy says Hakeem not only reason Dwight Howard improved

    Jan 6, 2011, 8:18 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Whenever Hakeem Olajuwon — the big man with the most polished game of his generation — works with a young player it is news. It’s a sign that players (including Kobe Bryant) are going to the mountaintop to seek the guru. Dwight Howard did that this summer. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy wants you to…

  8. No surgery for Brandon Bass. For now.

    Jan 3, 2011, 5:05 PM EST

    basstradeblock

    Brandon Bass has seen the doctors, and the doctors have seen him. And his films. And for now… nothing is happening, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Coach Stan Van Gundy said team physician Craig Mintzer and another doctor have reviewed the scans of Bass’ knee, and the doctors aren’t convinced that the burly power forward has a…

  9. NBA starts the year off doing what they love: fining people

    Jan 1, 2011, 6:09 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 4

    The NBA today fined Paul Pierce $15,000 for throwing his headband (UPDATE: possibly gum -insert dramatic music) into the stands during the first quarter of the Celtics’ win over the Pacers last Tuesday. Stop. Think about that for a second. Think about every time you’ve carelessly tossed an object. Now imagine that when you did…

  10. Dwight Howard has a technical problem

    Dec 31, 2010, 11:07 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 5

    Cooler heads have prevailed —the calling of “respect for the game” technical fouls has calmed down for the most part around the league. Players reined themselves in a little, the refs are giving a little more leeway in an emotional game. But none of that seems to happen when Dwight Howard is on the floor…

  11. Are the Magic contenders now?

    Dec 19, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    88076562

    Through the summer’s free agent frenzy, the Orlando Magic sat on the sidelines with a Zen-like calmness. They were confident the pieces were already in place to beat Boston this time around if they could just stay healthy. Same with the Heat. A quarter of the way into the season that was clearly not the…

  12. What to do with Rashard Lewis? Bring him off the bench?

    Dec 17, 2010, 11:19 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 3

    Rashard Lewis was always a bit of an overpaid specialist, a stretch four that worked pretty well in the Orlando system but was making way too much money to do it. But this season, his stats have taken a step backward. His shooting percentage — both overall and from three — have taken a step…

  13. Dwight Howard likely for Monday night as Magic gets over flu

    Dec 6, 2010, 3:36 PM EST

    howardface

    It looks like the Magic will be nearly back on their feet Monday night after a stomach virus left the team on its back — or more accurately, kneeling over a toilet — for the past week. Stan Van Gundy said that Dwight Howard was taking IV fluids Monday and the coach was “optomistic” he…

  14. Flu bug leaves Magic looking sick

    Dec 4, 2010, 3:00 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics, Game 6

    Just like the invading aliens in H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds,” nothing has been able to stop the Orlando Magic — except a flu bug. Tonight, while the Magic are in Milwaukee taking on the Bucks, Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, JJ Redick and Mickael Pietrus will all be back in Orlando trying to recover…

  15. A kinder, gentler Stan Van Gundy

    Nov 29, 2010, 2:08 PM EST

    Image (1) SVan_Gundy-thumb-250x166-11630.jpg for post 1965

    There are few coaches more entertaining to watch stalking the sidelines than Stan Van Gundy. His arms are flailing, his expressions betraying every emotion coursing through his mind. Or at least he used to be. Now we have the more understanding, love-filled, softer Van Gundy. Okay, maybe not, but he isn’t being as negative as…

  16. Thanksgiving at Heat headquarters, a dramatization

    Nov 26, 2010, 10:45 AM EST

    Spoelstra_cringe

    We don’t really know what Erik Spoelstra did for Thanksgiving. Or Pat Riley. Or if a floating head of a screeching Stan Van Gundy constantly appears over the shoulder of Spoelstra on a regular basis. We’d like to think it does, but really we don’t know. Still, the video from The Basketball Jones cracked us…

  17. Stan Van Gundy, Eric Spoelstra fire back at Phil Jackson

    Nov 24, 2010, 1:37 PM EST

    Image (1) jackson.jpg for post 2306

    Phil Jackson just loves doing what he did to the Heat yesterday, going on the radio in Chicago and lobbing a verbal hand grenade into their midst. As if they weren’t dealing with enough, now they can answer some questions about Pat Riley coming down from on high to take over the team. Stan Van…

  18. Could Pat Riley really step in for Erik Spoelstra? Phil Jackson thinks so.

    Nov 23, 2010, 2:47 PM EST

    Image (1) spoelstra-thumb-250x140-12988-thumb-250x140-12989.jpg for post 4244

    Stan Van Gundy had the Miami Heat and their big stars Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O’Neal off to a decent but behind expectations start of 11-10 when Pat Riley canned him and stepped in to take over as coach. They won a ring. This season’s Miami Heat are off to a decent but behind expectations…

  19. Stan Van Gundy promises to try and do something he will inevitably not do

    Nov 14, 2010, 2:39 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    With his team reeling after consecutive losses and trying to find their way back to dominance, Stan Van Gundy got desperate and turned to a measure of last resort. Not yelling. Before the Magic’s narrow 91-90 win over the New Jersey Nets, Stan Van Gundy told reporters that he planned on trying to ease off…

  20. Game of the night: When the Jazz are down 18, they have you just where they want you.

    Nov 11, 2010, 4:14 AM EST

    Vince Carter, Al Jefferson, Paul Millsap

    A huge comeback in an NBA game — to pick a random number, let’s say from 18 points down — is not a one-sided exercise. That’s how fans see it, how coaches often see it. Stan Van Gundy looks at how Orlando lost to Utah 104-94 Wednesday night after leading by 18 and sees his…

  21. Stan Van Gundy has a hard position on a wet spot

    Nov 7, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    I imagine having Stan Van Gundy yell a you must be one of the most uncomfortable situations you can find yourself in. The high-pitched, hoarse wail, the effusive finger-pointing, the incredulous glare, all of it must be pretty unpleasant to deal with after a long night. To that end, let’s hope the operations crew at…

  22. Mickael Pietrus, Stan Van Gundy argue over playing time. Van Gundy will win.

    Nov 5, 2010, 11:46 AM EST

    Image (1) SVan_Gundy-thumb-250x166-11630.jpg for post 1965

    Wednesday night against Minnesota, Mickael Pietrus played just three minutes. It was a blowout win and he could not get on the court. He was not happy about it and let coach Stan Van Gundy know, which led to a shouting match on the bench, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “MP was unhappy about when…

  23. On the pseudo-campaigning for LeBron James as Defensive Player of the Year

    Nov 3, 2010, 5:12 PM EST

    LeBron James

    The media megaphone gives NBA players, coaches, front office officials, and owners a chance to call and respond. We’ve seen players poke at one another both jokingly and pointedly, coaches attempt to jar their players, opponents take shots from across the wall, and almost every conceivable combination of parties make comments of every ilk. In…

  24. Stan Van Gundy tells fans he’s sorry he didn’t play starters

    Oct 15, 2010, 1:34 AM EST

    Image (1) SVan_Gundy-thumb-250x166-11630.jpg for post 1965

    Preseason games see some odd lineups, rested stars and big minutes for guys who will spend the season in the D-League. In short, don’t confuse preseason with NBA basketball as you know it. But the tickets aren’t any cheaper for fans. The beer is not less expensive. The parking still sets you back. At those…

  25. Give Marcin Gortat the damn ball

    Oct 7, 2010, 11:37 AM EST

    Image (1) nba_gortat.jpg for post 6334

    Marcin Gortat is not just a big body in there to bang and grab rebounds and not screw up while Dwight Howard gets a blow for the Magic. He wants you to know he can shoot — sure he only took one shot a game last season but he hit 53 percent of then. At…

Featured video

Who will land Josh Smith?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. K. Durant (8128)
  2. K. Bryant (7533)
  3. J. Smith (7076)
  4. K. Martin (6683)
  5. K. Leonard (6315)
  1. C. Bosh (6230)
  2. Z. Randolph (5969)
  3. T. Jones (5657)
  4. D. Williams (5543)
  5. T. Parker (5517)