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Van Gundy to Serve as East All-Star Coach

January 31, 2010

ORLANDO � Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy will serve as coach for the Eastern Conference at the 2010 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Feb. 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

With the Magic�s victory at Detroit on Sunday night, Orlando clinched the second-best record in the Eastern Conference through Jan. 31 at 32-16 (.667). Cleveland�s Mike Brown coached the East in last year�s game and is not eligible for the honor this season. Van Gundy also served as coach for the Eastern Conference at the 2005 NBA All-Star Game, where he led the East to a 10-point win.

Currently in his third season with Orlando, Van Gundy has a regular season record of 143-69 (.675) with the Magic. Under his leadership, Orlando has won back-to-back Southeast Division titles (2007-08, 2008-09). Last season, Van Gundy guided the Magic to the Eastern Conference championship and a berth into the 2009 NBA Finals. He has a career NBA head coaching record of 255-142 (.642)

The NBA All-Star Game will broadcast live on TNT, ESPN Radio and in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 14.