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Five years after USF, Stan Heath finding peace in the pros


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LAKELAND — The brief, efficient walk-through inside the RP Funding Center has concluded. As a few players jack up extra shots, Stan Heath plops himself into a courtside seat and ponders his itinerary for this overcast afternoon.

Hoops…or hoops. No recruiting calls, no grade checks, no boosters to schmooze, no funds to raise.

"It's just basketball," the Lakeland Magic second-year coach said.

At this level of the pros, the cons are minimal, especially for a basketball junkie such as Heath. Nearly a half-decade after his dismissal as USF coach, the 54-year-old grandfather again is running a team, this time without running ragged.

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I absolutely loved his coaching style,  he didnt try to work beyond his players capabilities, he didnt care if the fans wanted a 100pt a game team, we'd hold the ball, hold the ball, hold the ball, shoot well, defend well and just win. He got screwed and we got screwed. Fans killed us on that one. 

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Worst termination at USF.

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Hope for the best for Stan. He is a good man AND good coach. 

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In conversations I have had with Stan since his departure, he seemed upbeat and at peace.   I will say it was always happily amazing to me that Brian Gregory and Stan were friends and still Coach Gregory accepted the job.

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13 minutes ago, Bausfkid said:

Worst termination at USF.

And this just made it worse ....

Heath, who signed a six-year, $6.93 million deal with USF months after leading the Bulls to the 2012 NCAA Tournament,

I assume we were on the hook for the final 4 years. She's done an absolutely fantastic job for academics at USF but I won't miss her occasional micro managing in Athletics ..

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7 minutes ago, Triple B said:

And this just made it worse ....

Heath, who signed a six-year, $6.93 million deal with USF months after leading the Bulls to the 2012 NCAA Tournament,

I assume we were on the hook for the final 4 years. She's done an absolutely fantastic job for academics at USF but I won't miss her occasional micro managing in Athletics ..

Fans hated winning 46 - 41.  

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59 minutes ago, Bausfkid said:

Fans hated winning 46 - 41.  

Fans suck.

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30 minutes ago, Triple B said:

Fans suck.

From my superior seat I couldn't agree more.

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