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After a hectic morning, the news about the head coaching job has quieted considerably going into the afternoon. There were rumors, confirmations, more rumors and then just simple crazy talk most of the morning. Sometimes, news was being leaked or written about for the first time about as fast as one could sit down and blog about it. Now, just like that - everything is quiet again. My guess, the Magic are arranging air travel for Van Gundy and we'll have a press conference to introduce him as the new coach by end of business today. With the draft and free agency coming up, combined with the Donovan disappearing act, the Magic need to quickly clean the overnight mess. The team needs a couple quiet weeks in order to calm any fears that potential free agent signings might have.
All is quiet, even ticket representatives aren't calling.
As I have stated numerous times in the last couple days, I'm pretty numb on the whole coaching buzz. I'm not against or for any particular coach - but I do have an ounce of preference for Carlisle. Anyhow, I was thinking the whole mess over and it hit me. The Magic will go for a dual head coaching position and hire both Van Gundy's. It will be the first dual head coach position of its kind in basketball. Stan will be the new offensive coordinator and Jeff will be run the defense. Now, we just need a special teams coach - and the circus will be complete.
Stan Van Gundy has always been in the Magic's head coaching plans. The Billy Donovan deal basically made him the #2 choice. Now that Donovan wants to return to Florida and get out of this Orlando contract - look for the Magic to scramble to sign Van Gundy the end of the day. **Update, reports are cycling through the net now that the Van Gundy deal is done. Still though, don't look for some big press conference to announce his hiring. **2nd update, press conference was originally set for Tuesday am - but the Magic are looking to cover this mess up quick. Expect something done by late afternoon.