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Stan Van Gundy reportedly decides against coaching Indiana

5/23/2007 - NBA Miami Heat Indiana Pacers + more

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.