Kimberly Van Gundy, the wife of former NBA coach and analyst Stan Van Gundy, passed away last week at the age of 61. The family, along with the sports world, mourns the loss of a woman known for her kindness and love.

Stan Van Gundy, renowned for his coaching stints with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, and New Orleans Pelicans, had a lasting love story with Kimberly. Their journey began at Castleton State College in Vermont during the mid-1980s when Stan was leading the men’s basketball team as head coach. Their bond deepened over time, and they exchanged vows on May 28, 1998, celebrating their 25th anniversary earlier this year.

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“I lost my big sister Kimberly Abbott Van Gundy on Wednesday,” Kimberly’s sister, Catherine, shared in a heartfelt statement last week. Catherine’s words echoed the sentiment of all who knew Kimberly – she was cherished and will be profoundly missed. The words “Rest in peace, Kim” resonated with the sadness felt by her loved ones.

Kimberly’s legacy is one of kindness, compassion, and active philanthropy. Her obituary page attests to her unwavering love for those around her, evident in her charitable endeavors and dedication to making a positive impact on her community.

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The exact cause of Kimberly’s passing has not been disclosed, leaving friends, family, and admirers to reflect on her life rather than the circumstances of her death. She leaves behind not only her grieving husband Stan but also four children – Shannon, Michael, Alison, and Kelly.