Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 3:25 pm  |  19 responses

Stan Van Gundy: I Want to Return in 2012-13

by Ryne Nelson / @slaman10

He knows that Dwight Howard has already called for his firing, but Stan Van Gundy is still keeping it PC in what’s being called a ‘Dwightmare’ in Orlando.

The probability of Van Gundy being released from his contract after the season is very high, reports say. But SVG continues to assert that he expects not only to finish out the season and return as coach of the Magic next year.

From the Orlando Sentinel:

Stan Van Gundy said this afternoon that he wants to return as the Orlando Magic’s coach next season.

“I don’t have a scenario in my head where I wouldn’t,” Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel after he was asked whether he wants to return.

“They’re going to have to make decisions. But I’m a basketball coach and I know this: I don’t want to go anywhere else. I mean, I love Orlando, and this is where I want to be. And I want to coach.”

Unfortunately for Van Gundy, the party that can dunk usually wins these battles.

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  • gubbins

    I’m starting an NBA team. Not sure where yet but we’ll be called the Indecisive Clowns. We want Dwight to be our franchise player.

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    Obvious observation of the day: the Orlando Magic’s front office, player personnel, and star player are all extremely unlikable and continuously contradict themselves/each other.

  • shutup

    He’s just posturing, he knows he gonna be let go, as long as he doesn’t say he wants out, they gotta pay him for the contract he signed.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/39910/knicks-will-miss-lin-during-playoff-push Paul H

    Lebron James must love what Dwight Howard has done this season. Snatched ‘brons Most-unlikeable-superstar title clean off him.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/04/stan-van-gundy-i-want-to-return-in-2012-13/ Seymiautomatic

    Dwight is really putting himself in an unfavorable light. SVG has always been one of my least favorite coaches, purely because of his attitude, but as far as coaching goes, he is pretty good. Honestly the Magic will have to choose between an indecisive star player who may or may not stay, or a coach who has a bad temper yet may be able to coach them some wins with or without Dwight. Orlando’s other problems are how much they are paying role players. They NEED a new GM. i would trade Duhon,Hedo,Q Rich,Big Baby, and possibly J Rich if i could get good bites. Thats all wishful thinking though. Also if that Bynum/Dwight trade rumor was true (Magic almost traded Dwight for Bynum/Ebanks/and Blake) i think that wouldve been horrible. Blake and Ebanks are hardly special, and Bynum is great, but hes gotta be easy on those knees. (no homo)

  • Rainman

    Shout out to the delusional

  • Heals

    Love the choice for the SVG pic on the homepage. From my blkbry it looks like Stan is posted up with both middle fingers out…

  • http://www.foampositesonline.com JayGP

    Stan Van Gundy is going to be fired in the next few days and they should ship out Howard to wherever he wants to go but FL.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    Otis Smith is gonna fire Stan Van Gundy and coach the team, then lead them to an NBA Championship this year, watch.

  • http://www.slamonline.com the_unknown

    Otis Smith is gonna fire Stan Van Gundy and coach the team, then lead them to an NBA Championship this year, watch.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    They should fire Otis Smith, sign anyone, trade Dwight to Miami for LeBron. Heat would win a ring with a centre and because that would be the exact moment Pat would fire Spoelstra and coach again. Orlando would have Bron for three years of revenue making before Bron left for Chicago, and Bron and SVG would be the greatest dramedy team of all time.
    The end.

  • gubbins

    Anyone else hear Kim Jong-il from Team America heckling Stan at last nights Sixers game??

  • T-Money

    If I were Orlando‘s CEO‚ I’d can Otis and SVG and trade Dwight during training camp if he still hasnt signed an extension

  • The Mauve Avenger

    We all want things Stan.

  • dma

    if i were SVG, i’d have a mustache. and i’d give the ball every single time in the 4th to dwight and watch him miss every single free throw when he gets fouled. that would bring him back to earth real quick.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Shout out to Ron Jeremy.

  • Jerome

    Dwight should be traded to the Wind. That way all parties would be happy. Except Dwight, but I have a feeling he doesn’t know what happy is.


    SVG’s photo for this thread would be hilarious if he was flipping the bird in both hand.

  • Detroit Dave

    I can see Magic, gettin rid of Dwight annnnd Gundy