Feb 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy during the NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks to make a run at hiring Jeff Van Gundy


If you can’t find anything better, it’s best to just go back to what you had when you had it good. After Jeff Van Gundy led the New York Knicks to the NBA Finals over a decade ago, the team has struggled to be any good since. Even with superstar talent, it was a big deal that the Knicks made it out of the first-round of the postseason in 2013 and that says all you need to know about their choice in personnel since losing Van Gundy.

According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks may look Van Gundy’s way again and try to hire him away from ESPN and get him back on their bench.

If the Knicks can’t get Van Gundy out of coaching retirement — and they may try — Thibodeau’s name likely would top the Knicks’ list.

Despite reports this week out of Chicago that Tom Thibodeau isn’t going anywhere, the Knicks seem confident they can pry him away, or at least have a good chance at doing so. Van Gundy is a far more likely name to consider and it may be a name that helps keep Carmelo Anthony happy as well.

Tags: ESPN Jeff Van Gundy New York Knicks

  • Pat

    What about Greg Popovich or Phil Jackson to coach the Knicks to the NBA Championship?

  • colinmincy

    Jeff Van Gundy would have instant success with this team. I also think his analyst experience the past several years has probably sharpened what was already a pretty high basketball IQ. This would be a dream come true for this Knicks fan – a team with Jeff at the helm will turn this listless sad basketball team around.

  • Joseph Jefferson

    Let’s get it done right away.