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Sunday, May 20th, 2012 at 8:50 am  |  10 responses

Stan Van Gundy ‘Not Too Worried’ About His Job Security


The Orlando Magic just completed an insane roller coaster of a season, and now that it’s over, speculation is spreading that Head Coach Stan Van Gundy will soon be out of a job. Well, according to the Orlando Sentinel, Mr. Van Gundy ain’t too worried about all that: “For a man likely looking to be strung up on a whipping post soon, Stan Van Gundy has no worries. Life is good, even if he gets canned as coach of the Orlando Magic. Life as a baseball fan looks like a cushy Plan B. Van Gundy was at Tropicana Field Saturday afternoon, catching up with his good friend, Atlanta Braves Fredi González, as the Braves came to town for a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Van Gundy and Gonzalez became close friends when both me were in Miami — Van Gundy was coaching  the Heat and Gonzalez managing the Marlins. Wearing shorts, a casual shirt and sandals, Van Gundy was a carefree man behind the backstop. He accepted warm welcomes from a handful of Braves players while Van Gundy’s son, Mike, and one of Mike’s friends shagged  throws from the Braves’ players during batting practice. Magic assistant coach Brendan Malone also joined Van Gundy for the short road trip from Orlando. Doesn’t sound like a man with any job insecurities. ‘I’m not too worried about it,’ Van Gundy said. ‘This is a slow time of year anyway.’”

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  • bonk

    Van gundy is a classact n the best coach the ever had. It’ll b a wrong move by the organization to let him go. All he does is win gms

  • BIG AL

    GCC is calling back home in rochester stan!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Rasho Nesterovic

    its 12:02 now, if they fire me at 12:05 ill go home and find something to do, lmao, stan is the man

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    I has Ron Jeremy’s stunt double to fall back on if this whole coaching thing doesn’t work out.. :D

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    *he

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I wouldn’t exactly call him a class act. When I think of coaches who throw their players under the bus after a loss…SVG is the first who comes to mind.

  • Nate C

    Stan went on to say, “reason is, i don’t really wanna be here anymore.”

  • That Dude

    Define “too”

  • @M Cho

    He calls out a player for not performing…..yea that’s definitely classless. We shouldn’t expect him to do his job, I mean what if Dwight has his feelings hurt :(

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    ^^ Look at this way: if you’re a manager and you have a problem with an under-performing co-worker, what’s classier? Talking to him behind closed doors, man to man…or running to a newspaper and whining about it? Sometimes coaches have no other choice than to call out a player in the media — but with SVG, it’s like his FIRST option.

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