Jeff Van Gundy Rumors
Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, speaking on Sirius XM Radio, said he’s heard that Hornacek won’t be saddled with Jackson’s beloved system. That would be an upset considering Jackson just held a triangle seminar with the majority of the Knicks roster. “The things I’ve heard is that he’s not going to be required to run the triangle,” Jeff Van Gundy said. “Which is smart from the standpoint that he’s never taught it before. So you don’t want to come in trying that you’ve never played in or taught. I’m interested in that. But I think it’s an inspired choice.”
Tommy Beer: Jeff Van Gundy calls Jeff Hornacek an “inspiring hire” and says the “tie in” to Phil Jackson is that Phil had great respect for Jerry Sloan. – RT: SiriusXM NBA Radio: AUDIO: Jeff Van Gundy has heard that Jeff Hornacek won’t be required to run the triangle with the #Knicks Listen –> http://bit.ly/27BBPe1
Adam Wexler: Can confirm Jeff Van Gundy is no longer a candidate for #Rockets head coaching position. “I never talked to them. Thought I would, but didn’t happen,” Van Gundy said via text. “Contrary to others opinions, it’s a good job and Harden is great. The choices they are pursuing are all really good choices.” @KPRC2
There had been significant support within the Rockets’ front office for a reunion with Van Gundy, but it became apparent that owner Leslie Alexander was uncertain about restoring the partnership, league sources said.
Sources say Jeff Van Gundy has received strong support from Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to make a return to Houston for a second stint as the team’s coach, but they maintain that Alexander has yet to be fully sold on a reunion with the ESPN analyst, who has been working in television since the sides parted ways in May 2007.