Spurs off to a quick start

Spurs off to a quick start

There are 35 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from May 20, 2007, titled Spurs off to a quick start. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

SAN ANTONIO With three NBA championship flags high above the court, and many of the key players from those title teams in the lineup, the Spurs opened the Western Conference finals like a team ready to add to ...

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A New Day

Coral Gables, FL

#22 May 21, 2007
I would rather see Van Gundy go to the other conf...as I believe whoever he ends up with will be a handful for years to come.
Abtin

Santa Ana, CA

#23 May 21, 2007
Who cares , the guy is terrible anyway...No one on the heat respected him when he was there ...See ya Stan!
hdk45

Hollywood, FL

#24 May 21, 2007
Why is this post mislabeled as "Spurs off to a quick start" when there is a misleading article? Anyways I thought Stan did a real nice jobe when he was in Miami in the 04-05' season we were the best team in the East with 59 wins and second in the league behind PHX. Thats not bad at all. In fact Stan almost came close to getting us a championship if it werent for the game 7 ECF going to shit. Riley came the following year and got us a championship which turned out nice. Im afraid to state that Stan Van Gundy did a lot for this team without someone flaming at me with the BS that he didnt. If he is going to Indy then he should make sure he brings his cool along with him.
Jeff

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 May 21, 2007
Good for Stan too...but, Stan did not get us over the hump and quite frankly, the job Riles did in 06 with the motivation he provided in the playoffs speaks volumes.

Stan just said a few days ago that he can not wait to be gone from under his Heat contract b/c he wanted to tell everyone the truth and that he was not feeding everyone a bunch of BS about the family all along.

I take his word on that, for anyone to think otherwise is just a conspiracy theorist.

Pat and Stan...no comparison...Pat wins time and time again.
heat fan

Miami, FL

#27 May 21, 2007
we did not need that fat ass

“Extra power”

Since: May 07

Hometown

#28 May 21, 2007
Spurs Hold Off Jazz Rally in Game 1 Win
http://nbasketnews.com/node/1033
LatinChamp

Hollywood, FL

#29 May 21, 2007
what happened to all that bullshit about family....let's face it. He knew that Shaq wasn't gonna be motivated playin under him so he took the coward way out n resigned...smh at him.
hmmmmmm

Indianapolis, IN

#30 May 21, 2007
Not sure how much of a coach Stan is as far as "holding players accountable", which is my Pacers need. However, I saw one comment that Stan didn't do anything for the Heat...Are you kidding me? He took a team that was not making the playoffs at all and he led them to the second round of the playoffs, only to lose to the Pacers in 6 games. And that was WITHOUT Shaq. Give the guy some credit.
jp_miami07

Charlotte, NC

#31 May 21, 2007
Stan Van Gundy gave Dwyane Wade the opportunity, he made Lamar Odom, Caron Butler, Rafer Alston and others go from worst 0-7 to 2-2 tie against Indiana Pacers. Of course pacers won next two. Then he gave Miami a 14-1 December '04 record and led them to a 59-23(which could have been 63, 64 had they not lost 5 of their last 7 or so games), cruised through the nets 4-0, cruised thorugh the wizards 4-0, then led 3-2 the pistons when dwade went down, and were on their way to the finals with 2 minutes remaining in game 7 at AAA.

He took Pat Riley's mess and did wonders.

He even coached the 2005 eastern all-stars.

Stan Van gundy even if he left for family reasons, gave everything back to pat riley in a good way.

Stan Van Gundy will have a hard time at first, but after some time should be able to flourish and establish himself as a respected coach in the NBA
PacerFan

Mansfield, OH

#33 May 21, 2007
What is Stan Van like as a head coach?
Papa Van Gundy

United States

#34 May 21, 2007
Pat Adolf Rupp Reilly. What a backstabber and what a total self absorbed NBA whore. Everywhere he has won it has been by having great players and he has refused to develop any players at all. When his big dogs can not do anymore, he can only go to the bench for 1 or 2 players and never develops any rookies unless you get a non-stoppable firecracker like Wade.

While Detroit develope Prince and others and while Chicago develops a bunch of young players and Utah a bunch of players and foreign born players, Pat sticks to his formula of one giant big man proven and all and then a few old veterans. He won by the genius of Magic and that team they had in LA which was sensational but the rest of the time he has been nothing but a backstabber and he fornicated Van Gundy big time.

Go to hell Pat, leave my boys be... leave them alone... don't come around my house because I will shoot you on site you little creep, fan of that Hitler of Kentucky, Adolph Rupp, the biggest racist that was. You are the biggest backstabber that was. By the way, you got one player now and the rest are a bunch of old, fat, and overweight guys.
Ashlov

Burlington, NC

#35 May 22, 2007
"Van Gundy joined the Heat as an assistant coach Sept. 20, 2005 and took over from Riley as coach Oct. 24, 2003."
Stan Van Gundy, time traveler extraordinaire!
Andy D

Boca Raton, FL

#36 May 22, 2007
I wish Stan the best, he is a great coach. But lets be honest, Pat is a LEGEND and he won us a championship. You don't get better then that. If you have a choice between Shaq in his prime or Zo in his, you take Shaq (although Van Gundy has yet to prove he is THAT talented as a coach).

Good luck Stan!
Joe Albert

West Palm Beach, FL

#37 May 22, 2007
Excellent! Van Gundy working by another organization, he will not have to travel and to be in such a way absense from his family. Better for him and diferent when working by the Miami Heat....
booyaah

Hollywood, FL

#38 May 22, 2007
hmmmmmm wrote:
Not sure how much of a coach Stan is as far as "holding players accountable", which is my Pacers need. However, I saw one comment that Stan didn't do anything for the Heat...Are you kidding me? He took a team that was not making the playoffs at all and he led them to the second round of the playoffs, only to lose to the Pacers in 6 games. And that was WITHOUT Shaq. Give the guy some credit.
What many Heat fans dont realize is that Stan did alot for this team. Give the guy some credit I agree with you on that one.

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