Jeff Van Gundy Rumors
After Miller was passed over by the Knicks for the permanent position, Miller opted against staying on Tom Thibodeau’s staff to see if he could land another gig. Miller has been Van Gundy’s assistant on Team USA’s World Cup qualifying teams.
Van Gundy has spoken very highly of Miller and thought he deserved to remain as Knicks head coach after he did well taking over for David Fizdale in December. Miller weaved a 17-27 record before the season shut down on March 11.
Mark Berman: ICYMI NBA sources: For the moment @Houston Rockets 3 finalists to be their next head coach: @DallasMavs ass’t Stephen Silas, Jeff Van Gundy & Rockets dir/player development John Lucas.Sources said next step for team officials is to consult with their players about their candidates
Mark Berman: Jeff Van Gundy just left #Rockets owner @TilmanJFertitta office where he met with the Rockets for a second time as team officials continue the process to find their next head coach.
Marc Stein: Jeff Van Gundy remains a co-finalist in Houston and was still talking to the Rockets today after their initial interview Wednesday But Lucas, league sources say, has at least three key admirers in the organization: James Harden, Russell Westbrook and new Rockets GM Rafael Stone