Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  27 responses

Van Gundy Asks DiLeo to Stop Lobbying for Calls

by Marcel Mutoni

Clearly, Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy did not get the memo this postseason: Following each and every loss, NBA coaches are mandated to lobby for calls through the media.

Everyone’s doing it, except for SVG it seems, and this upsets him greatly. Last night, he asked his opponent, Tony DiLeo, to cut it out.

The AP has the quotes, and the Orlando Sentinel has video of SVG’s contentious presser:

“Dwight Howard had a great game, and he’s a great player, but he just lives in the 3-second lane on offense and defense,” DiLeo said. “I’m just saying he’s standing in the 3-second lane on offense and defense. He’s a great player, and he doesn’t need any advantages.”

Magic coach Stan Van Gundy heard DiLeo’s remarks, took the podium and defended his star center by taking a shot at DiLeo.

“Am I supposed to come up here and talk about the game. Or am I supposed to come up here and lobby for the calls I want the next game?” Van Gundy said. “Is that what it’s about now? We’re supposed to lobby for the calls we want the next game? Let’s just play the games…I guess that’s the only reason Dwight’s having success in this series. It has nothing to do with the fact that he’s good.”

Ah, the sweet joys of tossing verbal grenades at your Playoff foes. Gotta love it.

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  • Edmond

    haha shut up stan! Sixers in 7

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ BETCATS

    they are all a bunch of primadonas…

  • http://www.okayplayer.com doyouwantmore

    Don’t panic Van Grumpy.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Van Jeremy is such a fuc*ing whiner.

  • Diesel

    I agree with Van Gundy. All coaches do now is complain about the calls in the post game interviews so they get the calls the next game. It worked for the Celtics in game 5.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    pretty sure SVG was saying other people should stop whining about calls. You guys would call an illegal screen in a pickup game. Bring back the rough and tumble.

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great


  • http://www.hoopsvibe.com/christopher_sells-authorHV106.html chiqo

    you can’t call 3 seconds on someone who is suspended.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    DiLeo Asks Howard to Stop Elbowing Dalembert in the Face

  • Fat Lever

    Um, so let me get this straight. Van Gundy’s whining about DiLeo perceived whining for calls? Ok, it’s not like Van Gundy’s ever whined about calls, right?

    What I want to know is why SVG isn’t demanding Dwight get 25+ shots every game. Maybe he should be lobbying for his own team to get Dwight the ball more.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    This is what it’s always been about in every sport ever.

  • Luke

    Tony DiLeo is just a complete fricken idiot.Shouldnt even be coaching in the WNBA let alone the NBA.Look at every timeout,just gets his assistants to do all the talking while he sits there and nods his head.How about ACTUALLY coaching instead of coming out and criticising Dwight.Stop acting like Flip in Sota and coach the damn game idiot.

  • http://myspace.com/jrcfl Justin

    @EBOY: What happened? A while back you made a comment that SVG was mad cool? Is there love lost there?

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  • Prison Mike

    Why don’t the refs have to attend these post game conferences? That would be interesting.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Philly in 9

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Yes…..there was……dude has become a complete moron in his coaching spot in Orlando. Heand his brother don’t have the type of swag to criticize everything and everybody in the league. They’re really not that good of coaches.

  • ENDS

    he actually was saying to play the ****** game and stop whining whitehot, what Dileo did was B**** abouth the calls right outta the bat without being asked about anything. Hate all you want, but you dont need a ring to tell someone to shut the hell up, half of ya’ll do it everyday on this very site and ya’ll aint nobody. Swag…

  • Erik

    Van Gundy is tight. Im glad he says what he says. Even though the Magic won, he did’nt complain about the numerous bad calls that occured.

  • ENDS

    everytime iggy drives they call some ish like when he ran over Lewis but you never hear SVG complain. ya’ll lil kids let the media and Shaq eat you minds. Think about it everytime you hear SVG he’s complaining about his own team and how they didnt perform well, you never hear him gripping about another team. He went at Shaq for flopping and thats it he’s usually just focused on his team and what they didnt do. Dint fool urselves in to thinking what some people have just invented

  • http://myspace.com/jrcfl Justin

    I’m still rolling with SVG. His reaction was great.

  • Harlem_World

    Co-sign Eboy on this one. JVG is better than SVG and JVG isn’t that good either. Since when did they both get this royalty pass by the league and fraternity where they expect all this respect? OK JVG went to finals but SVG? GTFOH with that bullsh*t. He’s TERRIBLE.

  • chazz michael michaels

    yall don no wud i don no bout dis shi’d yall betta stop off befo’d i nail u in da butt ahahaha

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

    If they can go back and delegate a suspension via watching tape why not go back and hand out those 7, 3 second calls hey ref..??!!

  • chintao

    I love it when people focus on the messenger instead of the message. If you’re right, you don’t need credentials to talk. SVG’s correct. He and his brother are often correct. We are lucky enough to be within earshot of their candor. To take a page from his book, “Is this what it’s about now? Is every coach supposed to be a disingenuous egomaniac who spits unreality 24-7, like Phil Jackson?”

  • Rudeger

    DiLeo is begging for calls. SVG keep calling him out! Magic gonna need some help with D12 out tonight. Hedo and Rashard gotta get on the same page. More post ups for Lewis= points!

  • BigBen

    don’t cry STAN your magics will lose