HoopsHype Stan Van Gundy rumors

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Former Magic coach Stan Van Gundy put the blathering, Johnny-Come-Lately Roy Hibbert fans in their place when asked if Hibbert has suddenly emerged as a better center than Dwight Howard. "Come on, that one's not close," Van Gundy said during his weekly Thursday segment on our Open Mike morning radio show on 740 AM. "You could put that question to 30 general managers in the league -- and give them the choice -- and Indiana, out of loyalty, might take Hibbert although I would doubt it. The other 29 would not even hesitate. Everybody's taking Dwight. " Orlando Sentinel

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Gentry has emerged as a candidate to replace Vinny Del Negro, whose contract was not renewed by the Clippers last week. Former Nets, Hornets and Cavs coach Byron Scott also is considered a top candidate for the Clippers, in part due to his strong relationship with Chris Paul. Ditto for Warriors assistant Michael Malone, who was with Paul as an assistant in New Orleans under Monty Williams. Before fully opening their search, however, the Clippers are said to be "going for big names first," according to a person with knowledge of their plan. Those include Jeff and Stan Van Gundy, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins, the person said. CBSSports.com

May 23, 2013 Updates

"I had an opportunity to pursue a few different things (jobs)," Van Gundy said on our Open Mike radio show Thursday. "and in talking it over with my family -- with the timing and what other people's priorities are -- we just don't think it's a good time right now to get back into (coaching). We love where we're living and quite honestly it would be hard for us to leave Central Florida. ... As much as I would like to be back in coaching, we're all real happy here. I don't know what will happen in the future, but for right now we've decided not to pursue anything." Orlando Sentinel

Asked what if there's a chance he will never coach again, Van Gundy replied: "I guess there's a chance. ... The reason I say that is because I don't know when it will be a good time (to return). If I'm going to wait until everyone is out of high school, we're talking another four years. By then, I'd still be young enough, but I don't know if there would be any interest (from NBA teams). Every year, you're out of it, it gets harder and harder to get back in." Orlando Sentinel

May 21, 2013 Updates

Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins – who will be a free agent at season's end – is a candidate for the job, league sources said. Another possible target, Stan Van Gundy, has said that he plans to sit out next season. Golden State assistant Mike Malone – who worked with Paul in New Orleans – could be a candidate too, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

May 17, 2013 Updates

Stan Van Gundy has indicated to teams that he has no intention of coaching in 2013-14. Although he has accepted calls from at least two inquiring GMs recently, he hasn't had any formal interviews with potential employers, a league source said. Orlando Sentinel

The Hawks have interviewed Stan Van Gundy and Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer for their yet-to-be vacant head coach position. Each has previously been described as a candidate for the position held by Larry Drew until June 30 when his contract expires. However the AJC has learned that Van Gundy and Budenholzer have been interviewed by general manager Danny Ferry. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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