Stan Van Gundy

Stan Van Gundy knows that speculation is rampant that this playoff series against the Indiana Pacers will mark the end of his tenure as the Orlando Magic’s coach.

But Van Gundy maintains the rumors don’t bother him.

“I’ve been around coaching my entire life — literally, my entire life,” Van Gundy said after the Magic finished practice Monday at Amway Center. “I really think, for all coaches, I don’t think that’s disconcerting at all. You sort of know when you go into it — and, for me, I knew long before I went into it because I’d been around it — that’s all part of it. You don’t worry about that.

“I think the only thing you worry about is winning games, and you’re not happy being down 3-1. I’m upset about losing Game 4 and the whole thing. But the rest of it, I don’t have any control over that. I do have some control over getting our team ready to play.”

– Reported by Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel