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Stan Van Gundy available?

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From ESPN's Rumor Central: "With the Magic on the verge of being swept before a Game 4 win in Boston on Monday night, there's been some questions about where to lay the blame so far with this team. Do you put it on Dwight Howard because he's the superstar? Rashard Lewis because he's had a poor series due to illness? Or does blame need to rest on the shoulders of their coach, Stan Van Gundy? Well, for Van Gundy, it's possible that he could take more than the blame. One pundit is suggesting he could be fired if they don't win the series. Here's what ESPN TV analyst and "PTI" co-host Michael Wilbon had to say on his radio show Wednesday, as transcribed by Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "I'm not one of those guys who likes to pound on Stan Van Gundy. I thought he got completely hosed in Miami. ... I think there are things that Stan does very well. I think he was sabotaged in this case by the trading -- not the trading but the letting go to free agency -- of his best offensive player (Hedo Turkoglu)... I think that Stan probably will be fired (if Magic lose to Celtics). I don't know how you fire him. I really don't ... I've already heard the rumblings that he will be fired if they don't win this series." At shootaround Wednesday, Van Gundy told Bianchi that he's "not worried about [his] job security." Bottom line: This Magic team has underwhelmed so far in the Eastern Conference Finals, especially when you consider they lost the first two games of the series at home. But is it enough to get Van Gundy canned after the season, when he's turned the team into a championship contender and they're still built to contend again next year even with a loss? Seems unlikely. But job security is rarely promised to anyone in the NBA coaching ranks." If we can't get JVG, how about SVG?

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