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    New Coach for the miami heat?????

    I wonder if these family problems had something to do with Shaq and D.Wayde

    Heat's Van Gundy resigns citing family reasons
    Associated Press
    Posted: 38 minutes ago

    MIAMI (AP) - Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy, who led the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference a season ago, resigned Monday citing family reasons.

    A team official, speaking on condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public, told The Associated Press that Van Gundy's resignation would be announced later Monday.

    The Heat's Pat Riley picked Stan Van Gundy as his successor a little more than two years ago. Now it appears Riley could return to the sideline as head coach. (Wilfredo Lee / Associated Press)

    The team called a news conference for 11 a.m. EST, saying Van Gundy, team president and former coach Pat Riley and Heat owner Micky Arison would appear.

    It was not immediately clear who would replace Van Gundy, but indications were Riley, who chose him as his successor a little more than two years ago, could return to the sideline.

    Van Gundy's job status has been the subject of speculation in South Florida for months, starting when Riley his mentor said shortly after the Heat's 2005 playoff run ended that he decide to take a larger role in the team's day-to-day operations.

    That comment, which seemed innocuous at the time, set off a storm of speculation that Riley was planning to dismiss Van Gundy and take over a team with two of the NBA's biggest stars, Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade.

    Riley and Van Gundy eventually met for nearly four hours in mid-July. Van Gundy emerged from that session saying he was assured that he'd remain Heat coach.

    But the team has struggled in its first 21 games, going only 11-10 - albeit without O'Neal for 18 of them while the 12-time All-Star nursed a sprained right ankle. Still, it wasn't the start anybody expected from a team built to contend for an NBA championship.

    Van Gundy was Riley's top assistant for eight seasons, getting the job shortly before the 2003-04 campaign when Riley walked into his office unexpectedly and told him he was stepping aside.

    And just as suddenly, Van Gundy is now gone, hours after leading the Heat to an overtime win over Washington on Sunday night.

    If Riley returns, he'd be bringing some impressive background with him.

    Riley, a winner of 1,110 games in 21 seasons, led the "Showtime" Lakers of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to titles in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. He also coached the New York Knicks (1991-95) and then the Heat from 1995 through 2003.

    "I'm not ever going to rule it out," Riley said this summer when asked about returning. "I think over the last couple of years, Stan has done a great job and I've stayed way in the background. I may take a little bit more of an active, I think, participation in some of the things, but for the most part I'm content at doing what I'm doing."

    Before coming to the Heat, Van Gundy had college stints at Vermont, Castleton State, Canisius, Fordham, UMass-Lowell and Wisconsin. When Riley joined the Heat, Van Gundy came with him in large part because his brother, Jeff, was under contract to the New York Knicks and couldn't stay on Riley's staff.

    His first season as head coach didn't get off to a good start, with the Heat losing Van Gundy's first seven games. But with Wade leading a talented nucleus of young players, Miami finished that season 42-40 and as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

    And that summer, Riley sent three players to Los Angeles for O'Neal part of three championships with the Lakers. Van Gundy coached the Heat to a second consecutive season of a 17-win improvement, getting them to 59-23 and guiding them to the Southeast Division title and to the East finals.

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    Lol...this is almost too surreal...and transparent.

    Van Gundy the loyal good soldier that he is, falls on his sword for General Riles...now that he's out of the way, in steps Riles (that scumbag turncoat) to save the day.


    Introducing the next coach of the Miami Heat...


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    and iiiiiiit's official.....

    Riley Replaces Van Gundy As Heat Coach

    MIAMI - Pat Riley is again the coach of the Miami Heat, replacing Stan Van Gundy following his resignation Monday for family reasons. Riley, whom Van Gundy succeeded on the bench shortly before the 2003-04 season, will make his debut Tuesday night when Miami opens a four-game road trip in Chicago.

    "I will get back into this quickly," said Riley, the team president. He said he hasn't even looked at a playbook for two years.

    Riley coached the team from 1995-03 after winning four titles with the
    Los Angeles Lakers and a stint with the
    New York Knicks.

    Players were not available for immediate comment. The team left for Chicago on Monday, shortly before the news conference announcing the shake-up.

    Van Gundy said he resigned voluntarily.

    "I made this decision for one reason and one reason only: I love my family," Van Gundy said. He said that because of travel, games and practices, he would have seen his children at home only 49 days out of 170 this season.

    Riley's eyes welled with tears as Van Gundy announced the reasons for his decision. Van Gundy said Riley has tried for weeks to persuade him to stay.

    "It came down to a choice, and for me, the choice was clear," Van Gundy said.

    He said he will remain in the organization, and insisted he had no desire to coach elsewhere.

    Van Gundy's job status was the subject of speculation in South Florida for months, starting when Riley his mentor said shortly after the Heat's 2005 playoff run ended that he may take a larger role in the team's day-to-day operations.

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    Hopefully they can run and gun now....and bring showtime to Miami...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystic Xtremist

    "I made this decision for one reason and one reason only: I love my family," Van Gundy said. He said that because of travel, games and practices, he would have seen his children at home only 49 days out of 170 this season.
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    Oh give me a motherfukking break What the fack was he before he became head coach...a facking stay-at-home dad???

    Dude's been an assistant or head coach his whole career...he suddenly wake up and realize that he will only see he chirren at home 49 days out of 170? Oooooo-kayyyy

    More reason fuh me to hate on the Heat.

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