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NBA’s new dress code for coaches ends mock turtleneck era

Sep 30, 2010, 1:43 PM EDT

coach_jackramsey.jpgStan Van Gundy wants the rule named after him. Really, it should be the Coach Jack Ramsay rule.

For reasons that are unclear but likely studied in focus groups at great expense, the NBA has set up a new dress code for coaches that requires them to wear a collared shirt.

“I want them to at least name the rule after me,” Van Gundy said. “Somebody has their Bird rights. Larry Bird got that rule named after him. I want it to be the Van Gundy Rule.”

Shed a tear for the lack of a mock turtleneck and jacket look in the NBA. The league’s coaches can no longer go with the fashion look of 1994.

A better dress code — all NBA coaches have to wear a pair of Dr. Jack Ramsay’s slacks from the ’70s.

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