Stan Van Gundy says Magic arena is like a ghost town during NBA lockoutPosted by Inside Hoops
Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel (blog) reports:
The lockout has essentially turned the Amway Center into a big, shiny office.
Some of the Magic communications and marketing people still work there during the day, and GM Otis Smith and coach Stan Van Gundy also spend time there, along with their staffs. But without the players, it just feels… different.
“Every time I go into the office it sort of gets depressing because there’s nothing going on,” Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We’re used to have some number of guys in — depends on the day — but there’s always activity. … Now it’s like a ghost town in there. That part’s depressing. Certainly when you get to October, when training camp would be going, that’s when it will be really different.”
Van Gundy said his staff is still working like it normally would during the summer. The assistant coaches and video crew hold some meetings, talk about things they want to do differently, put together the playbook and plan out points of emphasis for when the season begins.