Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 at 1:15 pm  |  10 responses

Stan Van Gundy Reveals His Softer Side

Dude is dressing up (well, kinda) as Santa, and everyone on the team says he’s mellowed out a lot: “Dear Santa, remember about a month ago when you were checking your list twice to see whether a certain basketball coach had been naughty or nice? Well, hold off on delivering that lump of coal. Stan Van Grinch, er, Van Gundy, is making encouraging progress toward civility. The most impatient of patients is doing quite well, thank you. Van Gundy’s journey of self-discovery has been noticed by the people who matter most: His Orlando Magic players. ‘He’s most definitely changed,’ forward Rashard Lewis said. ‘He’s still the old Stan a little bit. He still kind of screams and yells when he doesn’t need to, but you can tell he’s been working on it. You can tell he’s changing.”‘

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  • okaydutch

    That pic is freaky.

  • wilz

    he got the belly right

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    He’s gonna call up the North Pole to complain about refs again.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    its good to see he can take constructive criticism. certainly there is a place for yelling and screaming, im glad he learned its not all the time tho.

  • LB

    That is one Santa’s lap I am not gettin on!!!

  • LA Huey

    SVG is really leading by example. You want your players to take constructive criticism, you need to respond to it from them. Good for him. LOL @Anton

  • derrick

    something about ron jeremy in a santa suit just doesn’t seem right!!

  • Rob

    SVG reveals his softer side? you mean his belly?

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    That whole “SVG is mean” rap was played out. Teammates complaining that their coach is mean? To the media?
    Now we know what TMZSports’ first story is about!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    He looks awesome though. Haha.