Stan Van Gundy reportedly decides against coaching Indiana

Updated: May 23, 2007, 7:27 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy might be getting back into coaching in the NBA next season. It just won't be with the Indiana Pacers.

According to a published report, Van Gundy turned down the opportunity to coach the Pacers.

"It's true, I decided against it," Van Gundy told the Indianapolis Star. "The Pacers are a great organization. The best thing about the whole situation were the people. Larry [Bird], Donnie [Walsh] and [David] Morway are all great people."

Van Gundy is still under contract with the Heat until the end of the 2007-08 season.

The Pacers have interviewed several candidates, according to the paper, including Indiana assistants Johnny Davis and Chuck Person and Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Brian Shaw.