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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Magic offer job to Stan Van Gundy

Orlando Magic offer job to Stan Van Gundy to replace Billy Donovan

Stan Van Gundy wants to coach in Orlando, but Heat President Pat Riley wants compensation.

Sources close to the situation told the Sentinel that the Heat entered the Magic's bizarre coaching saga Tuesday, threatening to possibly ask for compensation from the Magic for Van Gundy.
Van Gundy has a year left on his contract as a consultant with the Heat.

Heat Coach and President Pat Riley could demand draft picks from the Magic for Van Gundy, who was replaced by Riley as Miami coach in December 2005.
Let me get this straight. Riley pushes SVG out of a dream job so he can get the glory of winning an NBA championship. This had to be a huge embarrassment to SVG and his family but he keeps his mouth shut to be a good company man. Now Riley wants compensation to allow him to get another head coaching job?

What a prick.


  • At 11:11 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Pat Riley is a straight up asshole. What if the kings and the magic couldnt afford to give up draft picks? What,stan doesnt get a chance at a head coaching job because of something HE wants,unbeleiveable.

  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    The Heat should just tear up Stan's contract and get over it. According the the Traitor Nation way of thinking, contracts don't mean shit! So what if Van Gundy actually signed it, he has had a change of heart and wants out. Whats the big deal? I'm sure Traitor Nation would agree to this.

  • At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Mathieu said…

    No way we should give up draft picks for Van Gundy. That deal wouldn't represent equal value.

  • At 6:33 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    So, Van Gundy coaches the Heat, and does a good job of it.

    Riley takes notice that the team has a chance to contend. He forces Van Gundy to "step down so he can spend time with his family".

    Now, Van Gundy decides he wants to coach, and Riley isn't going to let him leave without getting draft picks?


    Like I said before, Riley has been a chump for awhile now. The Heat are in a whole bunch of trouble if they’re wasting time trying to squeeze draft picks out of a team for Van Gundy.

    That shouldn't even be legal.

  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    Pat Riley outsmarted Magic management. Compensation demand was a smoke screen because Riley did not want a capable coach with insider's information on Miami Heat to end up at the helm of a divisional rival, and he was trying his best to prevent it from happening. He, obviously succeeded. Did the Magic management did not realize that the compensation demand was a smoke screen? Did they low ball Stan Van Gundy thus infuriating him to take the job with Sacramento despite all the reports stating that his heart was at Orlando? Time will tell.


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