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  1. Stan Van Gundy's big deal

    Henry Abbott

    The Pistons' new leading man didn't just get a big payday, but also a ton of control. Amin Elhassan on why SVG deserved it, and what he's like as a coach....

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. Stan Van Gundy's HoopIdea to fix tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Tanking is a real problem in the NBA, even if the 76ers can beat the Heat once in a while. The issue was never, to our knowledge, that players weren't playing hard. Nor, generally, is the concern that coaches -- whose salaries tend to hinge on win...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: After what transpired Thursday in one of the most bizarre, surreal and awkward media moments in NBA history, the Magic need to do themselves and Coach Stan Van Gundy a favor. They need to part ways with their coa...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  4. NBA Wildcats might go 0-66

    Henry Abbott

    I always like it when the old-school basketball wisdom and the new-school analytics are in perfect synchronicity. Stan Van Gundy scoffs at the notion the Kentucky Wildcats could beat an NBA team, saying: "I mean, people will say, 'Oh, Kentucky, yo...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. Stan Van Gundy knows

    Henry Abbott

    The Magic have started fairly well. On Magic Basketball, Danny Nowell is noticing something important: The quality on this roster is homegrown, nurtured by Stan Van Gundy. Which is great, until you consider ownership's conviction that free agency is ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "We are going to wake up someday soon and Stan Van Gundy will be gone. Gone without a trace. Nobody will know where he is. Not his family. Not his team. Not the police. Not even Chris Broussard of ESPN. This is w...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  8. Orlando's defensive coaching challenge

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Right this way, Kobe: Gilbert Arenas has long ranked as one of the NBA's very worst defenders. The last three years, thanks largely to Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, the Magic have played tremendous defense....

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  9. The Bobcats, within inches

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Although the Magic beat the Bobcats by nine, they easily could have lost. Some very smart people are picking the Orlando Magic to win this year's NBA title. Stan Van Gundy's team has a great offense and a better de...

    Blog | April 18, 2010
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "LeBron joined Shaquille O'Neal and Anthony Parker on the bench wearing their GQ ensembles. 'The air went out of our locker room when our guys found out he wasn't playing,' coach Stan Van Gundy said. The Magic o...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  11. The Rashard Lewis mistake

    Henry Abbott

    It has already been written about several times, and Stan Van Gundy has been clear: The mistake on that last play belonged to Rashard Lewis. In a phone call, David Thorpe shared some thoughts: Back when I was a high-school coach, Lon Kruger was...

    Blog | March 25, 2010
  12. Stan Van Gundy on Dwyane Wade's earplugs

    Henry Abbott

    Dwyane Wade brought earplugs to All-Star Weekend, so he won't have to listen to his former coach Stan Van Gundy. Van Gundy gets the joke....

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  13. Dwyane Wade has earplugs for Stan Van Gundy

    Henry Abbott

    Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has a reputation as one of sports' least laid back men. He's an intense worker who expects the same of his team. Which makes him a bit of an ironic choice to coach an All-Star team full of players on break from t...

    Blog | February 13, 2010
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Stan Van Gundy now has coached the Orlando Magic for 215 regular-season games and another 34 playoff games, and in all that time, he says he's never seen his team play a better quarter than it did in the third p...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  15. Throwing cash into the stands

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz One of the great lessons of adulthood is that almost everything in life comes with a cost. A couple of weeks ago, two friends and I finishing up dinner at a restaurant in Los Angeles when we noticed that the server charged us ...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  16. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Blazers have found an individual to accept their money. The Sixers drafted Jrue Holiday out of UCLA, but will clearly need to fortify things at the point. Will Big Ben return to Detroit and retire as a Piston? ...

    Blog | July 24, 2009