February 26, 2016 |
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - As expected, Joel Anthony said the phone call he received Monday from Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy was "a little awkward, a little weird. " At the time, Anthony thought he was heading to the 76ers as part of a three-team trade with the Pistons and Houston Rockets. But Van Gundy called to inform him the trade was rescinded after Donatas Motiejunas, who was going to Detroit from Houston, failed to pass a physical because of a bad back. So Anthony was back here Wednesday night facing the team he expected to be traded to at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
October 27, 2009 |
Bob Cooney Sixers' record: 42-40 East final four: Orlando, Cleveland, Boston, Chicago West final four: LA Lakers, San Antonio, Denver, Dallas NBA Finals: Lakers over Cleveland League MVP: LeBron James, Cleveland Coach of the Year: George Karl, Denver Rookie of the Year: Blake Griffin, LA Clippers Andre Iguodala's scoring average: 17.7 Lou Williams' assist average: 4.3 Phil Jasner Sixers' record: 38-44 ...
July 16, 2005 |
Reports that Miami Heat president Pat Riley is contemplating a return to coaching continued, nearly a month after he announced plans to "take a little bit more of an active participation" during the coming season. Team officials declined to comment yesterday on the reports, and coach Stan Van Gundy - Riley's longtime top assistant who was promoted before the start of the 2003-04 season - told the Miami Herald he has not "heard anything. " Riley was unavailable for comment and attempts by the Associated Press to reach Van Gundy were not immediately successful.
March 20, 2015 |
STAN VAN GUNDY knows 76ers guard Jason Richardson pretty well after coaching him for two seasons with the Orlando Magic. He got an appreciation for Richardson then and it has only grown over the years. Like many, Van Gundy is amazed the 34 year-old Richardson has bounced back after missing 2 years due to injury and surgeries to his knee. "I called him from time to time over the last couple of years just to see what he was doing," said Van Gundy. "He's one of my favorites. He's a great, great pro, a great worker, a great person and a tremendous guy to coach.
February 8, 2010 |
The Orlando Magic needed less than 48 hours to go from a terrible third quarter to a terrific one. Vince Carter and Dwight Howard each scored nine points in that period to erase an 11-point halftime deficit, and the visiting Magic beat the Boston Celtics 96-89 yesterday. "In a matter of 3 days, I've seen the worst quarter we've had since I've been here in 3 years and the best now in 3 years," Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said. On Friday night, the Magic blew a 21-point lead and lost to the Washington Wizards 92-91 after being outscored 39-17 in the third quarter.
June 6, 2007 |
The Orlando Magic and Billy Donovan are, according to sources, close to terminating the contract they agreed to on Friday. Donovan, who signed a 5-year, $27.5 million deal to coach the Magic, changed his mind the next day and now wants to return as head coach at the University of Florida. According to an ESPN.com report, the two sides met yesterday to work out various details. Among them, according to numerous sources, is a non-compete clause that would keep Donovan from coaching in the NBA for 5 years.
July 4, 2007 |
Penn guard Ibby Jaaber, who last season was named Ivy League player of the year for the second consecutive season, will play with the Detroit Pistons' summer-league team later this month. A free agent, the 6-foot-2 Jaaber was not selected in the June NBA draft. "I wasn't expecting to get drafted, so the best I could have hoped for was a summer-league team," Jaaber said. Jaaber was not the only undrafted former Philadelphia college player to land such a spot. Temple guard Dustin Salisbery (76ers)
June 3, 2009 |
Orlando Magic players say Jameer Nelson will play in the NBA Finals, even though the All-Star point guard and his coach remain publicly pessimistic. Nelson participated in a full team practice yesterday for the first time since tearing the labrum in his right shoulder Feb. 2. While Nelson and coach Stan Van Gundy still said the point guard's status won't be determined until game day, players said Nelson looked "terrific" and expect him to be on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow night for Game 1. "I expect to see him out there at some point in the series," backup point guard Anthony Johnson said.
April 15, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal returned to the Miami Heat lineup last night after missing three games because of a stomach virus. Heat coach Stan Van Gundy talked about playing O'Neal in shorter spurts against the 76ers because of possible fatigue. Upon hearing that, Sixers coach Jim O'Brien quipped: "How short are the spurts?" "He's such a dominating presence," O'Brien said before the game at the Wachovia Center. "Your whole game plan, offensively and defensively, revolves around trying to limit his deep touches.
October 25, 2003 |
His hair is still slicked-back, although now tinged with gray. The "Showtime" style he used to win four championships in the 1980s is a fading memory. His intensity on the sideline just wasn't the same. Pat Riley resigned as coach of the Miami Heat yesterday, 4 days before the team he reloaded with young but largely unproven talent opens its season against the 76ers on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Riley will remain as team president, but turned over the coaching responsibilities to Stan Van Gundy, his top assistant over the past 8 years with the Heat.