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    Associated Press
    MIAMI -- With the Miami Heat on the verge of acquiring Shaquille O'Neal, the team signed coach Stan Van Gundy to a multiyear extension Monday.

    General manager Randy Pfund also received an extension.

    The trade for O'Neal could become official Wednesday (12:01 a.m. ET) when the NBA's two-week player movement moratorium ends. O'Neal is expected to join the Heat in exchange for Lamar Odom, Brian Grant, Caron Butler and a first-round draft pick.

    Van Gundy, who took over when Pat Riley stepped down last October, led the Heat to their first postseason berth in three years.

    "Randy and Stan are two of the most loyal, competent and reliable men at their positions in the NBA," Riley said. "I look forward to continue working closely with them to help bring a championship to Miami."

    Van Gundy joined the Heat in 1995 and spent eight seasons as an assistant to Riley. Pfund has been with the Heat the past nine seasons.