Jeff Van Gundy Rumors

“I think they have a lot on their plate integrating Paul and [James] Harden,” Van Gundy said. “They’re not going to be better offensively than they were last year. They were the second-best team in the league offensively. I thought they had defined roles everyone knew. [Coach] Mike D’Antoni did a fabulous job getting them to play on a consistent basis. The Chris Paul trade, there’s going to be some ups and downs, but they’re better equipped to win in the playoffs. Particularly if Harden has a bad night, they still have a superior player to play through. Their improvement is going to have to be defensively. So I’m interested in the Carmelo thing. I don’t necessarily see it as a natural fit.’’
Storyline: Carmelo Anthony to Rockets?
Jeff Van Gundy will coach USA Basketball’s roster of non-NBA professionals who will try to qualify for the Americans for the World Cup in 2019, league sources told The Vertical. Van Gundy, an 11-year NBA head coach and currently a TV analyst for ESPN, will coach a roster compromised largely of NBA Development League and overseas American players in tournaments over the next several months. A formal announcement is expected this week, sources said.
Jeff Van Gundy will coach USA Basketball’s roster of non-NBA professionals who will try to qualify for the Americans for the World Cup in 2019, league sources told The Vertical. Van Gundy, an 11-year NBA head coach and currently a TV analyst for ESPN, will coach a roster compromised largely of NBA Development League and overseas American players in tournaments over the next several months.
Storyline: World Cup
The first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals featured a frenetic pace and plenty of highlight-reel plays. Unfortunately for Jeff Van Gundy, who was helping call the contest for ABC, he missed one of those of plays, which just happened to be a thunderous dunk by LeBron James. Of course, as Van Gundy told his national audience Thursday, he had a good excuse: he was distracted by a certain pop star. “I don’t know about this, but Rihanna just walked in front of me,” he said. “Are you kidding me?”