The at all times outspoken Pistons teach Stan Van Gundy took a dig on the Knicks for never giving Patrick Ewing an interview while saying his brother, ahem, may well be available this offseason.
Stan Van Gundy says his young brother still can be one in every of the most productive coaches within the NBA and has mulled returning to the sidelines from the printed sales space.
Jeff Van Gundy admitted he has no clue how the Knicks now view him despite a up to date Garden tribute. Ewing, Stan’s former assistant with the Magic, got his Lawn tribute but had to depart the NBA to turn into a head teach with Georgetown.
Knicks teach Jeff Hornacek’s future could be very unsure and Mark Jackson, Van Gundy’s broadcast partner, ironically is considered as a potential candidate, considerably more so than the former Knicks train.
seasons in the past, for the first time, Jeff Van Gundy was placed on the Lawn videoboard throughout a game he was once operating, acknowledging his Knicks training tenure. It was the first visible thaw in what had grow to be a chilly dating after Van Gundy infuriated owner James Dolan by means of quitting at the team early within the 2001-2002 season.
“I used to stroll in right here and Patrick would be sitting next to me on the bench,’’ Stan Van Gundy said ahead of the Knicks played host to the Pistons on Saturday in a meaningless game for both groups. “They’d positioned him up at the Jumbotron and everybody could clap and he by no means were given an interview for any freaking task they’d.’’
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Jeff Van Gundy, who coached the Knicks from 1995-2001, is in San Antonio for ABC’s Sunday broadcast of the Spurs recreation against the Rockets with partners Mike Breen, MSG Network’s lead broadcaster, and Jackson.
“It can be just right to grasp he was once embraced here,’’ mentioned Stan Van Gundy, a graduate of Brockport State. “Even If I’m on the town, other people say things to me. i believe Jeff was always embraced through the enthusiasts right here. They liked what he did, liked the best way the teams performed. As some distance as other people within the group, I don’t have any concept. It would be great if there was a true appreciation from the organization on things like that, however you by no means understand.’’
In his stints, Knicks president Steve Turbines by no means worked with Van Gundy, however the two aren’t known to have a powerful courting. GM Scott Perry doesn’t recognise Van Gundy. It’s been over 10 years since Van Gundy was once on an NBA sideline, with the Rockets. He nonetheless lives in Houston.
“I don’t have any concept,’’ Stan Van Gundy said. “He thinks approximately it a few. Different times he doesn’t. I don’t know what he’ll choose to do. He indubitably has had choices to get back if he wanted and he’ll no doubt have extra.’’
the one Knicks show when you consider that Van Gundy to enjoy any stage of good fortune is Mike Woodson, who recorded a FIFTY FOUR-28 document in 2012-THIRTEEN. Van Gundy and Woodson stand out even more with the Knicks on the verge of their fiftieth loss Saturday in opposition to the Pistons.
“Jeff’s a helluva teach,’’ stated Stan Van Gundy, who has a twin position with Detroit but, assets have indicated, is no positive thing of returning. “Clearly I’ve a bias, however he’s one of the most efficient within the industry. But they had a beautiful excellent massive guy on the time if I take into account that who had a few revel in Ewing. When They went back to Jeff after firing Don Nelson they went back to a method of play the ones players had been conversant in. That they played with for a long time.’’
Jeff Van Gundy, whose profession coaching record is 430-310, has gained wonderful critiques for his candid broadcasting.
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“It’s incredible to me that in very visible form of jobs anyone may upward push and be at or close to the highest of 2 different professions,’’ Stan Van Gundy said. “That’s an unbelievable achievement in itself. He was once one in every of the most productive coaches on this league. Ten years later, he’s one in every of the most efficient broadcasters in the trade. That’s challenging to do.”
there’s a college of thought that Van Gundy, who was a Crew U.S.A. instruct for the Pan American Games final summer time, may have an adjustment within the new age, house-and-pace NBA. With the Knicks and Rockets, Jeff Van Gundy centered his offense around celebrity low-publish facilities, Ewing and Yao Ming.
In that vein, it strikes a chord as Hornacek took every other dig at Phil Jackson’s triangle that received 11 championships, announcing Friday it could have hurt free-agent recruitment by means of proceeding with it.
The triangle is blasted in some circles as being against the new faculty. The triangle is understood for putting in lengthy 2-point photographs — considered the worst share shot within the NBA.
Yet, underneath Hornacek’s device, the Knicks have taken the fewest THREE-tips within the NBA at 22.9 according to sport. On The Other Hand, Hornacek noted Trey Burke’s 42-aspect showing at Charlotte while he made just 3 3-tips.
“He’s now not essentially taking pictures 3s,’’ Hornacek mentioned. “He’s making the no one needs other people to take. If he’s making the mid-vary, he can shoot all of it he desires. We all the time said we wish to shoot extra 3s. It’s just how are we going to get them. We’ve passed a few 3s we must always’ve shot. With our point guards like Frank, Emmanuel and Trey hanging drive on the safeguard, we’ll open up more 3s in the long run.’’