NBA Coaches Get Their Own Dress Code

by September 30, 2010
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Time to say goodbye to Stan Van Gundy’s glorious turtlenecks, fans. Starting this season, coaches have to wear collared shirts. The AP reports: “New NBA rules require coaches to wear collared shirts during games. In an appreciative gesture, Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide—after extending Van Gundy’s contract through 2013—even had tailors fit the coach and some front-office members with suits. So, yes, a fully suited Van Gundy is coming to NBA sidelines. Maybe even sometimes with a tie. ‘I want them to at least name the rule after me,’ Van Gundy said. ‘Somebody has their Bird rights. Larry Bird got that rule named after him. I want it to be the Van Gundy Rule.’ Consider it the next step in Van Gundy’s coaching makeover.”