Van Gundy On Rose, Bulls, Paul, Magic

Earlier today, former Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy appeared on Mike Bianchi's show on AM-740's "The Game" in Orlando to discuss a wide range of topics from around the league.  Van Gundy touched on Magic CEO Alex Martins' handling of the drama that plauged the team last season and much more.  Let's take a look at some of the highlights, courtesy of's Nick Friedell..

On Derrick Rose and his future in Chicago:

"I think the interesting one coming up in the future is going to be Derrick Rose.  I think Derrick Rose is a great, great representative of our league, and he's a great player. And he's got good players around him, very good players around him, but if (the Bulls) can't get another star there for him is he eventually going to look around and say, 'Hey, I've got to work this out on my own and I've got to find somehow to get somewhere else so that I will have a chance to play with another star.' The league has changed."

On the new complexion of the league and formation of superteams:

"The league has changed.  It used to be the stars wanted to sort of have their own team, they certainly wanted good players around them, but now everything's changed. I think it started with the Celtics, bringing (Kevin) Garnett, (Paul) Pierce and (Ray) Allen together and everybody saw that and decided, 'Look, this is the only way we're going to win.'

On Chris Paul and whether he'll stay long-term with the Clippers:

"And so then LeBron [James] goes to Miami and Chris Paul takes off and goes to the Clippers, which isn't going to be enough for him, I don't think. And so if you're Dwight [Howard], you're looking around and saying, 'I got to get somewhere where there's more people somehow.' Either they've got to come here, which if you don't have a way to do that then you've got to go somewhere else." 

On Orlando's ability to lure top free agents:

"I think they can lure free agents.  Look, free agency comes down to the money, first of all. It comes down to the money. This isn't a college recruiting situation, though that a lot of times comes down to money, too. But this is (about) money. So if you've got more money than somebody else, you're going to get the guy."

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One thought on “Van Gundy On Rose, Bulls, Paul, Magic

  1. the van gundy’s should not be able to talk about chicago sports since they both hate chicago


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