Stan Van Gundy May Take Year Off From Coaching, According To Report

Feb 29, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy reacts during the game against the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-US PRESSWIRE

Stan Van Gundy will take a year off after being fired by the Orlando Magic, according to reports.

Stan Van Gundy may take a year off from coaching, according to a report by Mitch Lawrence of the New York Daily News. The recently fired Orlando Magic head coach could be a hot commodity on the coaching market, but doesn't seem eager to return to the drama that comes with leading an NBA squad.

The Charlotte Bobcats reportedly wanted to give Van Gundy an interview, but it appears he will forego that opportunity for now. According to Matt Moore of CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Clippers may have been a possibility as well. Wherever Van Gundy ends up, the consensus seems to be that it will be a warm weather destination.

Van Gundy was fired after the Magic were eliminated in the first round of the NBA Playoffs for a second consecutive year. He compiled a 259-135 record in five seasons with Orlando.

For more on Van Gundy and the Magic, visit Orlando Pinstriped Post and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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