About Stan Van Gundy
It has been calculated that the overall estimate of Stan Van Gundy net worth is as high as 20 million dollars, according to the recent estimations. He has accumulated his wealth because of his career as a professional basketball coach. Currently, Stan Van Gundy is serving as the head coach and president of basketball operations of the Detroit Pistons, which plays in the National Basketball Association. Thus, his work with the team has also increased the current amount of Stan Van Gundy net worth.
In 2003, Stan Van Gundy became the coach of the Miami Heat and worked with this team for two years. He resigned in 2005 and his position was given to Pat Riley. In 2007, he became the coach of the Orlando Magic, with which he worked until 2012. In fact, he led the Orlando Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals. Therefore, working with these teams has made his name popular and also added up to the overall sum of Stan Van Gundy net worth. Stan Van Gundy is a brother of Jeff Van Gundy, who coached the Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks.
He was born in 1959. When he was studying at Alhambra High School in Martinez, California, Stan Van Gundy was playing basketball there as a starting guard.
Then, he continued his basketball career when he entered SUNY-Brockport, a Division III school, where his father was his coach, Bill Van Gundy. In 1981, he became a graduate and earned his B.A. in English and a B.S. in Physical Education.
In 1981, Stan Van Gundy got his first coaching position which was with the University of Vermont. Until 1983, he worked there as an assistant coach. In 1983, Stan Van Gundy became the head coach of Castleton State College in Vermont, where he served as such until 1986. Thus, these first positions also began to increase the overall size of Stan Van Gundy net worth. After his successful first season of coaching there, the NAIA titled him as the District 5 Coach of the Year. In fact, his team became the winner of the NAIA District 5 tournament.
In 1987, he worked as an assistant coach at Canisius College. One year later, he was hired for the same position at Fordham University. Then, Stan Van Gundy got the position of the head coach at the University of Lowell. Thus, all of these involvements have also increased the total estimate of Stan Van Gundy net worth. After that, Stan Van Gundy became an assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin. He was promoted to be the head coach of its team and served as such for five years.
Talking about his coaching in the NBA, Stan Van Gundy is mostly known for his work with the Miami Heat, where he worked as an assistant coach in the beginning. He spent twelve years with the franchise and it made his name popular and recognized in the sports industry, in addition to increasing his financial status.