Originally written May 22, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
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Just about every coaching opening so far -- from Milwaukee to Brooklyn to even Charlotte -- has tried to entice one of the best free agent coaches. Now, he has told them it might be time to back off for now. Stan Van Gundy told SportsTalk 1080 AM in Orlando on Tuesday that he does not plan to coach next year, opting to spend time with his family and enjoy his semi-retirement. This was, of course, before the Clippers announced they would not retain Vinny Del Negro after his contract expired at the end of the season. As you get down the road more and the longer you are out, the harder it is to get back in and that was certainly a difficult part of the decision process for me because it’s certainly something that I miss and don’t want to close the door on for the rest of my life, but, it is not right now anyway, in the best interest of my family, so it won’t be next year. This time Van Gundy is REALLY spending more time with his family -- the supposed reason he stepped down...
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