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Wife of ex-Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy dies suddenly at 61

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Kimberly Jane Abbott Van Gundy, the wife of former Pistons coach and television analyst Stan Van Gundy, has “passed away unexpectedly,” the family said. No cause of death was announced. She was 61.

Kim Van Gundy died last week, on Aug. 16, in the Orlando area, according to a short obituary at and Baldwin-Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel.

The obituary mentions Mrs. Van Gundy’s love of animals, charitable works and activism. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kim’s memory to the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando or Crossroad’s Corral.

Kim met her future husband in 1983 when she worked in the admissions office at Castleton College in Vermont and Van Gundy was the school’s new men’s basketball coach.