Stan Van Gundy was known as one of the best coaches in the NBA during his tenure with the Orlando Magic. He surrounded center Dwight Howard with shooters, playing 4-out/1-in and encouraging his team to ignore long two-point jumpers and look for close rang shots and three-pointers, a more efficient style of play.
Unfortunately for Van Gundy, when things blew up in Orlando with Howard, he was a casualty.
Many pundits have agreed that Van Gundy would have made a nice fit with the Los Angeles Clippers before they hired Doc Rivers and could be a replacement for Mark Jackson if things don’t improve for the Golden State Warriors.
It seems obvious Van Gundy would be a clear upgrade from many of the league’s coaches.
However, Van Gundy has resisted all temptation thus far.
Van Gundy appears to be enjoying his family time too much for a return.
As a coach with both the Magic and Miami Heat, Van Gundy is 371-208 and 48-39 in the playoffs.