ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Stan Van Gundy was hired Thursday as coach of the Orlando Magic, who acted quickly after their agreement with Billy Donovan collapsed.
Van Gundy coached the Miami Heat for more than two seasons, resigning last year but remaining with the team as an adviser to coach Pat Riley. He also was being courted by the Sacramento Kings.
The team did not disclose terms of the agreement.
``Stan enjoyed tremendous success during his tenure with the Heat,'' general manager Otis Smith said in a statement on the Magic's Web site. ``He has a great basketball mind, tremendous respect around the league and will get the most out of our players. Stan was sought after by many teams this summer and we feel very proud to welcome him to the Magic family.''
Van Gundy was under contract with the Heat for another year, and the Magic had give Miami undisclosed compensation.
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