Found May 22, 2013 on
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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Stan Van Gundy is taking himself off the market.
During an interview on Orlando radio station Sports Talk 1080, the former Miami Heat and Orlando Magic coach told The David Baumann Show he does not plan to coach in the NBA next season, citing family reasons.
"As you get down the road more and the longer you are out, the harder it is to get back in," Van Gunday said. "...
Stan Van Gundy knows his family has become comfortable living together in Orlando and has made it clear that he will not coach in the NBA next season.
Furthermore, Van Gundy is leaving open the possibility of never coaching in the league ever again.
"It is possible and that scares me," Van Gundy said. "Coaching is all I've ever done and all I know.
Well all you NBA general managers who have a coaching vacancy can scratch Stan Van Gundy off your board. Van Gundy was a guest on The David Baumann Show on 1080 The Team in Orlando, and said he would not be coaching anywhere next season.
BREAKING: Stan Van Gundy just told us he WILL NOT be a head coach in the NBA next season. It’s a family decision.
— David Baumann (...
Despite the outpouring interest he’s received from several teams to coach next season, former Magic and Heat coach Stan Van Gundy called into the The David Baumann Show Tuesday morning and announced he will not coach in the NBA next season, citing his family as the main reason. Though several teams have contacted him, Van Gundy said he has not interviewed with any teams despite...
Stan Van Gundy appeared on The David Baumann Radio Show on Tuesday morning in Orlando and confirmed he will not coach next 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...
It’s a players league. That has never been a secret. So when it comes down to keeping a player or keeping a coach, always expect the player to win out (See Orlando and Stan Van Gundy). So when news broke yesterday that the Los Angeles Clippers had decided to part ways with head coach Vinny [...]