Category: Stan Van Gundy

Dwight Howard on His Relationship With Kobe Bryant: “We’re Not Best Friends but We’re Pretty Much on the Same Page”

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

This season hasn't been at all like Dwight Howard expected when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Magic were ready to move on, Howard wanted out of Orlando and the center wanted a new coach and a fresh start. He got that in L.A. It seems like ...

Stan Van Gundy: Dwight Howard will Get Mixed Treatment in His Return to Orlando, but Magic Should Consider Retiring His Number

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Dwight Howard makes his return to Orlando tonight and it should be a toss up to see the kind of reaction he will get. Most fans and pundits would think Howard is going to get booed profusely after pushing his way out of Florida for the past two seasons. Stan Van ...

Charles Barkley: The Lakers Have Zero Chance of Winning an NBA Title, Fans Shouldn’t be Allowed to Vote for All-Stars

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Charles Barkley sure hasn't made any friends on the court when it comes to his honest criticism of players like Dwyane Wade. Sir Charles was at it again in the following interview, professing that he isn't on the Knicks' bandwagon and that the Lakers are going to have a tough ...

Mike D’Antoni Doesn’t Believe Mike Brown’s Firing Was Fair, Feels Lakers Will Be A Changed Team Once Steve Nash Returns

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

The shock of Mike D'Antoni being hired by the Lakers as head coach is starting to wear off, but Los Angeles is struggling to gel as a team. Pau Gasol looks lost on the court at times and the team is clearly suffering from a quick transition to a new ...

Gregg Popovich Gets Lectured By His Wife for His Conduct During Interviews

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Gregg Popovich is the best coach in the NBA. His resume boasts four NBA Championships and two Coach of the Year Awards on it. He has been a huge part of the San Antonio Spurs being one of the best teams in the NBA over the past decade. Pop also ...

Jameer Nelson Gears Up For Rebuilding Process, Life Without Dwight Howard

Friday, September 28th, 2012

It certainly was a topsy-turvy offseason for the Orlando Magic, and especially for Jameer Nelson. The guard saw his general manager Otis Smith replaced by Rob Hennigan, his head coach replaced by Jacque Vaughn and his star teammate, Dwight Howard, traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. As Nelson gets set for ...

Stan Van Gundy Opens Up About Press Conference With Dwight Howard; Jeff Van Gundy Offers His Support

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Stan Van Gundy has been relatively quiet since being let go by the Orlando Magic in May. He's been in media hiding for quite some time outside of one interview that appeared here on SRI back in mid-August. Appearing on a Grantland podcast earlier this week, Stan decided to open up ...

Stan Van Gundy on Dwight Howard trade: “Our organization didn’t handle it very well. We probably deserve a lot of what happened.”

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

The Orlando Magic have been turned upside down since the end of the 2011-12 regular season. Stan Van Gundy was fired after the season concluded and the whole matter was not handled very well by the Magic's front office. Van Gundy took the fall while the front office of the ...

Stan Van Gundy Stands Up For Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra

Friday, June 8th, 2012

In Stan Van Gundy's opinion, Erik Spoelstra garners so much criticism, at least partially, because he rarely defends himself from it. Perhaps that's why Van Gundy goes ahead and basically does that for him in this interview. Or perhaps he comes to the defense of coaches everywhere that have not ...

JJ Redick Opens Up About Issues in Orlando This Past Season

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The problems in Orlando all started before this season even got underway. That’s when their superstar center Dwight Howard asked to be traded. The problems with the Magic never stopped and neither did the speculation about the future of the team. After one of the most rocky seasons in franchise ...