Stan Van Gundy isn’t interested in Lakers or T’Wolves coaching gig

Stan Van Gundy
May 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy reacts after a turnover by his team during the fourth quarter of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. Indiana defeated Orlando, 97-74. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports /

While the list of coaches who are throwing their name into the “I wouldn’t mind coaching the Los Angeles Lakers” hat continues to grow, here is a name who reportedly isn’t interested in the high-profile gig at all: Stan Van Gundy.

Considering who is all on the current market, Stan Van Gundy is the best available head coach. And while the Lakers position may be a high-profile job, it seems that if Stan decides to return to the sideline it’ll be for a team that can compete for a NBA title immediately. Just last summer, Van Gundy declined the chance to coach the Los Angeles Clippers. That means the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, or Houston Rockets come to mind if those teams decide to move on form their respective head coaches in Frank Vogel, Scott Brooks, and Kevin McHale, three big name coaches who have plundered under expectations this postseason.

This also means that the Minnesota Timberwolves are off the list of possibles as they search for a new head coach in the wake of Rick Adelman’s retirement.

Maybe Jeanie Buss and company can poach the other Van Gundy brother in Jeff to lead the team during the 2014-15 NBA season.