HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – Go ahead and cross Stan Van Gundy off your coaching wish list, NBA general managers and decision-makers.
The former Orlando Magic and Miami Heat coach told Orlando radio station SportsTalk1080 this morning that he will not return to the sideline for the 2013-14 season. His decision quashes the dreams of fan bases from Cleveland to Atlanta and several other outposts where coaching searches are in full swing.
BREAKING: Stan Van Gundy just told us he WILL NOT be a head coach in the NBA next season. It's a family decision.—
David Baumann (@DavidBaumann33) May 21, 2013
Van Gundy said he has not interviewed with any teams, though he had been contacted by several about their vacancies.
His announcement takes one of the prime coaching candidates off of the market before things get really cranked up during NBA free agency in July.