Sunday, December 12th, 2010 at 1:00 pm  |  15 responses

Meet the New, Slimmer Stan Van Gundy

To relieve stress (and, y’know, not die on the sidelines), SVG has enrolled himself into a rigorous exercise program, and the results have been noticeable. The Orlando Sentinel reports: “There’s one place I never, ever thought I’d be interviewing Magic coach Stan Van Gundy: An exercise room. A dining room, definitely. But there was Van Gundy, huffing and puffing on an elliptical machine in the practice facility as we spoke. He was well into his daily goal of one hour of cardio. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a lot less of Stan this season. He’s now a full-blown workout warrior. He began a fitness program and semi-diet on Sept.2, when he carried 240 pounds on his 5-foot-8 frame. As of last Tuesday, when we talked, he said he had lost 22 pounds and several pants sizes. He also said it was his 97th consecutive day of exercise. ‘I have an addictive personality,’ he said. Now he gets at least 30 minutes of cardio a day. Some days he lifts weights with the players — well, near the players. He has run sprints with them, too. Van Gundy, 51, said he started his exercise streak after undergoing a physical. His doctor scared him straight. A father of four, he feared he was putting his health at risk. ‘I didn’t want [huff] to be a candidate [puff] for a stroke or diabetes,’ Stan said, furiously pushing the pedals. ‘It’s something [huff] I’ve known I had to do for a while, but I never [puff] took the time. I definitely feel better. No question.’”

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  • rob stewart

    Good job SVG. I lost around 25lbs a few years ago by changing my diet(no fried foods and only fish for meat) and I feel a lot better. Not only does getting fit benefit you but it benefits your family, friends, and those that look up to you

  • http://Slamonline.com Hossy

    “I was spending too much time with my family so I got out of shape”

  • matt604

    Good on your SVG, keep it up

  • vtrobot

    he should shave that mustache thinner and sleeker to go with that new, “tight” body. good job tho, stan.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    He’s the front runner for the ‘Most Improved’ award.

  • real

    needs to quit the pit stop at McD’s after the game

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    If only he knew how to draw up end of game plays like he likes his food, he would be a great coach.

  • fruizm

    thank god i live in a third world country…i went to college in the usa and im suprised how i didnt become morbidly obese…..so many delicious fast food options.

  • MikeC.

    Good to see the Van Gundy bros are healthy. When JVG was coaching, he looked like a ghoul from beyond the grave and SVG looked like he roamed from town to town eating every McD’s out of business.

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

    somewhere, right now, sheed is doing a different kind of huffing and puffing that often interrupts sentences

  • MikeC.

    @Tarzan – No sir officer, no weed here. We smoked it all up.

  • Mid Bear

    pt sc or it didnt happen

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/32JSE Yesse

    Wow. Couldn’t see this one coming.

  • riggs

    he got tired of all the ron jeremy jokes


    I bet SVG is in better shape than Baron Davis.