HoopsHype Stan Van Gundy rumors

May 16, 2013 Updates
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The Hawks have already talked to several candidates including former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy. Ferry is hoping to meet with Van Gundy in the near future. Yahoo! Sports first reported the Hawks' interest in Van Gundy. However, sources said, Van Gundy has told several teams who have reached out to him recently that he currently is not planning on coaching next season. ESPN.com

A report that the Hawks are “aggressively” pursing Stan Van Gundy for the yet-to-be vacant head coach position is inaccurate. General manager Danny Ferry and his staff continue their efforts to determine the organizational direction of the franchise. There are numerous decisions to be made this offseason including who will be the head coach and what the roster will look like next season. The Hawks hope to talk to Van Gundy about the head coach position, perhaps in the next few days. They have already sought his feedback, as well as that from others, about general aspects of the organization. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Bucks GM John Hammond, who got a three-year extension in January, has interviewed former Trail Blazers coach Nate McMillan and Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson for the head coaching job. It is believed Hammond also will reach out to former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy and Lakers assistant Steve Clifford, a Van Gundy disciple who worked for Stan in Orlando and brother Jeff in Houston, sources said. CBSSports.com

At least that is the opinion of Sports Illustrated NBA insider Chris Mannix. With Phil Jackson bowing out as a Nets coaching candidate, Van Gundy is commonly considered the most attractive NBA coaching free agent on the market. Even so, Mannix says Brooklyn is not interested in SVG. "I've spoken to sources who've told me ... Stan Van Gundy is not a candidate," Mannix said on our Open Mike radio show. "It's possible that Jeff Van Gundy could get a call, but from what I understand Stan Van Gundy is not a top candidate for that job." Orlando Sentinel

"I miss coaching, quite honestly," Van Gundy told me the other day. "I don't miss the travel or the time away from my family, but I do miss the work on the court with the team and the camaraderie of a coaching staff working together trying to get better. Orlando Sentinel

May 8, 2013 Updates

Nets general manager Billy King was reluctant to rule out any names in his coaching search following the decision to part ways with interim coach P.J. Carlesimo on Sunday. Three days later, that list is starting to be pared down. Phil Jackson, the former Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls coach, isn't interested in the position. The Nets have eliminated potential candidates Stan and Jeff Van Gundy as well. Wall Street Journal

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The Brooklyn Nets have contacted Phil Jackson about replacing the outgoing P.J. Carlesimo, according to a source. After Jackson, the source says the list of current Nets' candidates consists of Larry Brown and Brian Shaw. Neither Nate McMillan nor brothers Jeff and Stan Van Gundy is on the list, the source said. That could change if the Nets fail to land one of their top three choices. ESPN.com

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Sources close to the situation likewise said Friday that McHale's willingness to keep coaching the Rockets is believed to be in the "90 percent" range, amid persistent rumbles in coaching circles that the Rockets would inevitably pursue Stan Van Gundy -- who's been on friendly terms with Howard all season since they went their separate ways -- if McHale decided he needed to walk away from the game after the tragic loss of his daughter Sasha in November. "It's been a long year for me personally in a lot of ways," McHale said. "But these guys fought hard for me every night. We didn't always play the smartest and we didn't always play the cleanest, but ... for a young team that's an impressive thing." ESPN.com

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The Bucks will interview Van Gundy and Sampson, the Rockets' top assistant, for the job vacated Wednesday when interim coach Jim Boylan was let go, league sources said. It is also believed that Lakers assistant Steve Clifford -- a Van Gundy assistant in Orlando (under Stan) and Houston (under Jeff) -- will be under consideration. CBSSports.com

May 1, 2013 Updates

The Bucks announced today that interim head coach Jim Boylan won’t be offered a new contract, and Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Van Gundy “has emerged as the franchise’s top target.” Van Gundy wouldn’t comment when the Orlando Sentinel contacted him Gundy this afternoon. Since the Magic dismissed him, he’s generally remained tight-lipped when NBA coaching jobs have opened. Orlando Sentinel

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