could Stan Van Gundy be our next coach?
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 05/23/2012 10:35 AM

    I have heard good and bad things about this coach but his record at Orlando is very good.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 05/23/2012 11:13 AM

    Is he a good coach? Yes. Would he be an upgrade over Nate McMillan? I would say so. But is he a championship-caliber head coach? That's debatable.

    If you recall he had Shaq and Wade on the same team in Miami but couldn't get the Heat past the Pistons. It wasn't until Pat Riley took over that squad that the Heat were able to win the 06 title. He did get Orlando to the Finals in 09 which was by far his best coaching job.

    I've heard from a few of the Heat players that SVG tenses up in the clutch and tends to panic in the huddle. How reliable is that information? Who knows. But it does make you think twice.

    Overall, I think we could do A LOT worse than SVG and would be happy to have him aboard but I'm starting to lean towards hiring an up and coming assistant.
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  1. Ricky
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    Posted 05/23/2012 11:24 AM

    I have also heard that Jerry Sloan is interested in the Orlando coaching job.  I wonder if he would be interested in the Blazers coaching job.  I definitely feel he would be a step up and would declare a definite lean toward the defense of the time.
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