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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Stan Van Gundy gets honor

From the Magic press release a few hours ago:

ORLANDO’S STAN VAN GUNDY NAMED
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE COACH OF THE MONTH

The Orlando Magic’s Stan Van Gundy was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for games played in October and November. Van Gundy was also honored with the award with the Orlando Magic for games played in January 2009.

Van Gundy guided the Magic to a 14-4 (.778) record, tops in the Eastern Conference. The Magic recorded key road wins over fellow Eastern Conference powers Boston and Atlanta, amassing an 8-2 record away from Amway Arena. Orlando has won six straight road games, one shy of equaling the franchise record. The Magic rank in the top five defensively in opponents offensive rebounds allowed per game (1st), opponents assists per game (1st), points allowed (4th) and opponents field-goal percentage (5th).
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2 Comments:

  • At 6:52 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Certainly a well-deserved honor for Coach Van Gundy. It looked like for a while that Mike Woodson of the Hawks would be the winner, but with their sudden slump and the Magic taking over the top spot in the East, there was no other choice but SVG.

    In each of the Magic's 4 losses, Van Gundy took his share of the blame and vowed the Magic would play better defense in future games, which, of course, they have.

    After a meeting with Dwight Howard, he also promised he would be more positive with the team.

    His flexibility when it comes to different issues is refreshing and welcome. What a difference between SVG and former Magic coach Brian Hill, who was so stubborn and inflexible.

     
  • At 12:27 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Easy for me! Best record in november,most wins,injuries,what else do you need. SVG has done the most with the least if u factor in the injuries. The hawks coach would have been a good choice also,who thought they would be THIS good.

     

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