Jeff Van Gundy Rumors
USA Basketball’s quest to qualify for next year’s FIBA World Cup will resume Sept. 14 in Las Vegas, where the Americans will face Uruguay. That will be the first U.S. game in the second qualifying round for next year’s world championships in China. Like the first round, the U.S. will continue being coached by Jeff Van Gundy and will have a roster made up primarily of G League players. The Americans went 5-1 in the first round.
“Whenever I would walk out on the floor, disheveled with my collar up or my tie crooked, she would come up from behind, fix it and just step back to her seat with a smile but without saying a word,” Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks coach and now a television sportscaster, said in an interview.
Mark Berman: ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy, in Houston w/ Team USA as he prepares for World Cup qualifying,reiterates he’s never ruled out returning to coaching full time: “I’ve been offered opportunities I didn’t think was a good fit for me.I’ve pursued jobs that they decided to go w/ somebody else”
Brian Mahoney: Jeff Van Gundy says he can’t remember a bigger gap between NBA Finals teams than the Warriors and Cavs. Says of Cleveland: “Any game they get in these finals would be a huge upset to me.”
Here’s the transcript of Hawke telling the story to Simmons: Hawke: I’ve been a Knicks fan for a long time, but I got kicked out of the Garden. They won’t give me tickets anymore. Simmons: What are you talking about? Hawke: I’m being serious. I’m being dead serious. I really was vocal on some talk shows like this that I thought it was a huge mistake to let Mike (D’Antoni) go and I would have bet on Mike (D’Antoni) before I bet on Melo. It was not over Melo, but over – there was something genuinely exciting. The first thing that had been exciting since Jeff Van Gundy left in the Garden with the Knicks was Linsanity.
Peter Vecsey: Rivers is guaranteed to go, it says here. A revamped roster in mid-February dictates a demand for a new voice with new ideas with a new image. Owner Steve Ballmer, who inherited Rivers when he purchased the Clippers and gave him lots of leeway, has had plenty of time to figure out Doc is a stone phony. He took away one title (president) from him prior to this season. The time has come to relieve him of his coaching duties, pay him the $10M owed for next season, and offer Villanova’s Jay Wright a blank check. GM Lawrence Franks’ second choice, I’m told, is Jeff Van Gundy.