Jeff Van Gundy Rumors
He won’t be accused of going out on a limb for his 2017-18 NBA season predictions, but ex-NBA coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy is adamant that the Golden State Warriors might as well be handed the Larry O’Brien trophy now. “This is over,” Van Gundy said on Sirius XM Radio’s The Starting Lineup on Tuesday. “2018 is a wrap, let’s start talking about 2019.”
“The Warriors are going to win forever, if everything stays the same” Van Gundy said. “This season is over. We’re going to play it out and the Warriors are going to win. And, then, the next year is going to be the same thing. … Wake me up when something changes with their roster.”
McGrady never doubted his own worthiness and said this week that he was “one of the greats.” On Friday, it will be official, the ultimate rejoinder to the debate. “It was great because you could sense there was a feeling among his people that ‘Finally, he gets his due,'” former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy said. “I didn’t sense that as much with Tracy. He’s always been at peace with who he is and what he accomplished in the game. But … Friday, he gets his due and that’s really cool.”
Jeff Van Gundy has studied everything available to him to understand what awaits him and the NBA Development League players in these coming FIBA qualifying events. Yes, he has studied everything and come to a conclusion. “I told myself, ‘You better get your s— together and not f— this up,” Van Gundy said. “You better be ready.”
He has been open to an NBA position for a few years, interviewed for jobs, but the proper fit hasn’t materialized. In a lot of ways, this is the ideal roster for him: hungry, overlooked and a little desperate. These are his kind of guys. His father, Bill, coached a junior college in upstate New York for the final decade-plus of his coaching career, driving the van for second-chance kids through the snow belt.
Following six training camp sessions, USA Basketball announced today the official 12-member, 2017 USA Basketball Men’s AmeriCup Team. The USA team features six players with NBA experience, 11 with NBA G League experience and seven with playing experience overseas. Players selected for the USA AmeriCup training camp include: Billy Baron (UCAM Murcia (Spain); Alec Brown (Windy City Bulls); Davis; Larry Drew II (Sioux Falls Skyforce); Reggie Hearn (Reno Bighorns); Darrun Hilliard (Detroit Pistons); Jonathan Holmes (Canton Charge); Kendall Marshall (Reno Bighorns); Xavier Munford (Greensboro Swarm); Marshall Plumlee (New York Knicks); Jameel Warney (Texas Legends); C.J. Williams (Texas Legends); and Reggie Williams (Oklahoma City Blue).