CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard men's basketball has announced that long-time NBA head coach and front office executive Stan Van Gundy will serve as guest clinician at the Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic. The clinic is set for Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the recently-renovated Lavietes Pavilion. Information on pricing and packages is available here, with registration opening soon.
Van Gundy has coached in the NBA for 24 years, serving as assistant coach under Pat Riley and the Miami Heat for eight years before taking over for Riley as head coach. Van Gundy coached the Heat from 2003-05, leading the Heat to the second round of the 2004 NBA playoffs.
After leaving the Heat, Van Gundy served as head coach for the Orlando Magic for five seasons from 2007-12 and the Detroit Pistons from 2014-18, where he was also the President of Basketball Operations. While with the Magic, Van Gundy led the team to the 2009 NBA finals. Over the course of his professional head coaching career, Van Gundy has won 523 games and been named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month six times.
Prior to his professional coaching career, Van Gundy attended SUNY-Brockport where he played under his father, earning a degree in English and physical education in 1981. After college, Van Gundy became assistant coach at Vermont before making his head coaching debut in 1983 at Castleton State. In his first season, Van Gundy was named the District 5 Coach of the Year and lead the team to win the NAIA District 5 tournament. Along with Castleton State, Van Gundy has been the head coach at UMass Lowell and Wisconsin, and concluded his tenure in the college ranks with a 135-92 overall record.
About the Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic
Tommy Amaker, The Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach for the Harvard Men's Basketball, announced Aug. 8 the 12th annual Harvard Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held Sunday, October 28th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lavietes Pavilion.
The clinic will begin with opening remarks from Coach Amaker. Those in attendance will then have the opportunity to observe a Harvard basketball practice with commentary and analysis from Coach Amaker. After lunch, attendees will end with a lecture and Q&A session from Stan Van Gundy.
Van Gundy joins an exclusive and influential group of past clinicians and guest speakers, including his brother Jeff Van Gundy (2008), Lionel Hollins (2017), Kareem Abdul Jabbar (2016), Fran Fraschilla (2016), Mike D'Antoni (2015), Brad Stevens (2014), Doug Collins (2009) and Doc Rivers (2007).