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Monday, June 04, 2007

Stan Van Gundy to get offer to coach team

Orlando Sentinel
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that former Miami Heat Coach Stan Van Gundy is on the verge of being offered the seemingly vacant Magic coaching job.

Van Gundy told the Sentinel on Monday morning that he couldn't comment on the situation. However, a source told the Sentinel that Billy Donovan and Van Gundy were the only two people interviewed for the job. So, once the Donovan situation started to unravel, it was clear that Van Gundy would rise to become the top choice.

11 Comments:

  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    We'll see what happens,reports are that sac has offered him too. Stay tuned!

     
  • At 1:07 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Oh yeah i almost forgot,WeR you and gator nation can gladly have the kid back. Like iavaroni,the kid wasnt the end-all coach for the magic,all of us here wanted iavaroni anyway. I cant respect liar's so i'll be calling him what i think he is for now on and thats a kid. As for van-gundy i'll reserve judgement,one thing i know is that he put miami in position to win a championship,pat riley really didnt do anything but coach the last half of the season when everybody was healthy,but it was stan that coached that team up until that point with the success of the previous year,and letting d-wade become d-wade by letting him play the transition game which is what the kid was bringing with him,maybe stan is more attractive because he's already ahead of the game when it comes to the learning curve.

     
  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Yeah, I don't think anybody can honestly try and defend Donovan.

    It's kind of mind boggling and crazy to think about what this whole situation says about "the kid".

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    I won't be lured into a pissing contest about Billy D. As part of the Gator nation all I can do is offer open arms to a wayward and lost Gator and welcome him back with an open heart and non-judgemental mind. Much as you would do to any member of the family who strayed.

    As for the Magic, all you can do is shake your head and hope the Devos family will either sell or die off. They suck as owners. I fear the franchise is doomed to mediocrity in the meantime. As always, I hope I'm wrong, but there is just so much history to back me up...

    There's nothin to disagree with about your take on SVG. I just hope his head is screwed on right if he gets the job. The whole "I need to quit to spend time on the couch with my family" thing is either a big lie or a big suck up to the Heat organization.

    You don't want a liar as coach. And the last thing the Magic need is another suck-up organization man like B.Hill. Makes me a bit edgy about this choice.

    For almost three days Donovan had the appearance of bringing a new face and credibility to the moribund Magic. Not sure what SVG brings other than "He was our second choice!"

    Oh well.

     
  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    WeR if a family member decided to be a part of another family and told the whole world that it was so,than i wouldnt be accepting that member back. Speak for yourself when making those type of comments. letting you know that gator nation can have the kid back was in no way a "pissing contest" as you call it,i was just simply letting you know that I'M not gonna shed one tear and that IF gator nation wants him back,they can have him,i'm not a gator fan so i can assume they want him back,but i dont know if thats the case and dont care to know because it wont benefit me one bit,so i'll say if they want him back gator nation can gladly have him.I'm going to take a different stance when it comes to the magic,i'm going to continue to give them credit for hiring the kid because it was the right thing to do with iavaroni off the market,i cant blame the magic for their coach (he did sign the deal)wanting to leave,so we're in the coaching hunt again with a bright future ahead,there are so many positive's going into this off-season that whether the kid is here or not our future is SUPER BRIGHT!!!

     
  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    This is what he brings,one thing i know is that he put miami in position to win a championship,pat riley really didnt do anything but coach the last half of the season when everybody was healthy,but it was stan that coached that team up until that point with the success of the previous year,and letting d-wade become d-wade by letting him play the transition game which is what the kid was bringing with him,maybe stan is more attractive because he's already ahead of the game when it comes to the NBA learning curve. The kid brought hype that would have led to ticket sales and a new arena,and thats it,lets face the facts,he didnt know anything about the nba in so many ways and admitted as much in his press conference,but what doesnt stan know? Stan had to put on a happy face when he was let go from the heat,saying to the media "i wanna spend time with my family" isnt a bad thing,what else was he gonna say,and the fact that he's had some time off is a plus in my opinion. I dont know how many games we will win with or without SVD,but i do know that NOBODY has made a legitimate case as to why SVD shouldnt be our next head coach,i'm still listening. In every aspect of the NBA game stan has the one thing that is unmeasurable,experience. The kid has none as an NBA coach.

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Espn's Skip Bayless "I have no RESPECT or USE for a guy like this". Atlanta's Two Live Stew's "The magic should sue,and make a statement for the next coach to try and come from college to the pro's",just a few opinion's on the situation,they are killing him on sports radio too. I cant wait untill they hire SVD (if he's their choice)so we'll have something else to talk about.

     
  • At 3:20 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    If any Magic fan, basketball fan, or just anyone who appreciates professionalism wants to piss on Billy the Kid; they have every right to do so.

    That whole "gator nation" and "family" just sounds really funny to me at this moment. No offense, but I could careless about the Gators. I’m a Magic fan.

    Gator, Magic, business, people, fans, WHATEVER; what Donovan is doing is inexcusable on any level; period.

    I can't blame the Magic either. They did what they're supposed to do to make the biggest splash in the community. It's not their fault they're dealing with someone who is acting like a child. "Hey guys, I think I want a 'do-over'?!" What a joke...

    And BIG is right; SVG was doing a good job. Riley just decided to take over once he had a team that he thought could win a title. Riley has been doing chump stuff like that for a few years now.

    Right now, even if Donovan decided to stay with the Magic there is no point. He's already tarnished everything. So he needs to get his ass out of here so this Magic family can move forward.

     
  • At 3:41 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Equating this situation to family is funny to me too,you dont pay family to be members of your family,but the kid was paid by the university of florida to do a service for them,period. You dont pay family,there's an emotional tie to the situation when it comes to MOST gator fans and the kid,but there shouldnt be any emotional tie in business,i could care less who does the job as long as he's winning. If i were JFoley i'd look the kid right in the face and say thank you but no thank you,you shit on us in front of the whole world pretty much leaving for the magic,now you wanna come back?

     
  • At 12:38 AM, Blogger Matt said…

    Gators' people can be giddy as they want to be, but this is the end of Donovan as a potential coach in the NBA and even the end of being a legend in college basketball. This was not a coercion. He as a mature adult signed a contract and should have been manly enough to honor it. I, although reluctantly, like to use the term that got famous by Arnold Schwarzenegger, GIRLY MAN.

     
  • At 6:22 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Thank you Matt. We haven't been hearing enough from you as of late. I know you were going away for a little, so maybe that's why, but it's nice hearing from you on this matter.

     

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