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  1. Plenty of big names available to be Lakers next coach. Here’s a list.

    Nov 9, 2012, 2:31 PM EST

    Phil Jackson

    When the Lakers take the court Friday night to take on the banged up Golden State Warriors, Bernie Bickerstaff will coach the Los Angeles Lakers. Who will coach the team in a couple of weeks is a different question entirely. The Lakers have fired Mike Brown — when Kobe gives you a death stare it…

  2. Jeff Van Gundy confirms it was NBA who kept his brother off air

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:17 AM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Stan Van Gundy came right out and said the reason he is not one of the studio hosts for ESPN’s NBA Countdown studio show (the one that wraps around their game broadcasts on ESPN and ABC) was that David Stern and the NBA shut him out. His brother Jeff Van Gundy — the lead analyst…

  3. Thunder will probably re-sign Scott Brooks… but if not, JVG and Phil are on the list

    Jun 23, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

    Scott Brooks

    You know, for a guy who just won his conference, Scott Brooks can’t really get much respect. OK, he gets a lot of respect. But probably not as much as he deserves. Brooks is of course without a contract extension, a free agent after June 30th, despite having just navigated a team so young it…

  4. Tuesday And-1 links: Learn about the Van Gundy brothers

    Jan 24, 2012, 11:22 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Orlando Magic, Game 2

    Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT). Tonight (Tuesday), HBO’s Real Sports will profile the Van Gundy brothers — broadcaster (and former coach Jeff) and current Magic coach Stan. They talk about…

  5. Jeff Van Gundy warns you: It won’t be pretty come Dec. 25

    Nov 29, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s going to be sloppy. There are going to be missed passes and non-existent defensive rotations. There are offensive sets that will fall apart into isolation basketball. No summer workouts followed by a condensed training camp with just two preseason games is just not enough time to make things run smoothly. Don’t take my word…

  6. Jeff Van Gundy is worried about level of play post lockout

    Nov 3, 2011, 12:41 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Most of us are just worried about seeing NBA basketball again this season. Jeff Van Gundy is worried about the quality of basketball we’ll see when (if) the season starts up. Former coach and current ABC analyst Van Gundy said the league needs to make sure there is adequate time for training camps and hopes…

  7. Jeff Van Gundy: Yao is a Hall of Famer

    Jul 10, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    There’s going to be a lot of debate in the coming years, now that Yao Ming is retired, about whether or not he’s a Hall of Famer. It’s going to be one of the more interesting debates about the Hall, which always makes for tense discussions. Yao after all led a basketball revolution in China,…

  8. Mark Jackson not Warrior’s first choice, but it doesn’t matter

    Jun 7, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

    Mark Jackson

    Plenty of people are not sold on Mark Jackson, the new coach of the Golden State Warriors. Apparently the Warriors were not either. Jackson was not the first choice, Matt Steinmetz reminds us at CSN Bay Area. When owner Joe Lacob and the Warriors started this search, experience was a key. Jackson has none. And…

  9. You know who’s NOT coaching the Warriors? Jerry Sloan or Jeff Van Gundy.

    May 14, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Warriors’ head coaching gig is kind of an interesting mesh of issues. You’ve got a management that has pledged to provide a new coach with defensive personnel, but there’s still a roster full of guys who don’t fit that description. There’s certainly talent, but not necessarily a cohesive unit, and few experienced veterans. There’s…

  10. Tracy McGrady admits he really wasn’t into practice. Shocking.

    Mar 16, 2011, 1:50 PM EST

    Tracy McGrady,  Charlie Villanueva,  Greg Monroe

    When a bunch of nerdy guys got together in a room at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Tracy McGrady took a beating. In a discussion of guys who most wasted the talent they had, former Rockets coach (and current ABC analyst Jeff Van Gundy) as well as Rockets GM Daryl Morey listed McGrady. He…

  11. Can being too good, too young end up holding a player back?

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:59 AM EST

    Detroit Pistons v Atlanta Hawks

    Right now, as you read this (well, so long as you read it Saturday afternoon), some of the brightest minds in the NBA are on the campus of MIT. And some bloggers are there, too (including our own Rob Mahoney). It’s the annual Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, discussing the latest in advanced metrics — that…

  12. Winderman: Heat would like mulligan on expectations hype

    Nov 24, 2010, 11:46 AM EST

    New Jersey Nets v Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat would like a do-over. No, not on the offseason haul of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. But rather on the approach. Uh, yeah, perhaps they did get just a wee bit ahead of themselves. “It’s not easy putting this kind of talent together,” Wade acknowledged in the wake of losses…

  13. Quote of the day: Mark Jackson thinks Reggie Miller likes all the technicals

    Oct 19, 2010, 4:26 PM EST

    reggie-miller

    “If I was a guy like Reggie Miller I’d love the rule because it would add three or four points a night to my scoring total from technical fouls.” —ESPN analyst Mark Jackson, during a conference call Tuesday, where both he and fellow analyst Jeff Van Gundy said they do not like the new enforcement…

  14. Jeff Van Gundy says the Heat will break Bulls' record of 72 wins

    Aug 8, 2010, 12:25 PM EST

    Oh, good. This should go over well. Jeff Van Gundy, in an interview with the Miami Herald, thinks the Heat will break the ’96 Bulls’ record of 72 wins, and will challenge the ’72 Lakers’ record for consecutive wins of 33. No, seriously. He went out and said what a lot of people are thinking:…

  15. Jeff Van Gundy is not giving up on giving up fouling out

    Jun 6, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

    JVG is not kidding around. He really wants the league to do away with fouling out. Speaking to FanHouse’s Brett Pollakoff, Jeff Van Gundy let fly, saying that people deserved to see the best Cetlics players and the best Lakers players without fear of foul truble. He’s advocating at least an increase in the max…

  16. Jeff Van Gundy will not be coaching the Nets, or anyone else

    Jun 2, 2010, 9:36 AM EST

    Is there a better gig for an ex-coach than “television analyst?” You still get to use that knowledge gained from countless hours in sweaty gyms and darkened film rooms, but without the pressure of trying to win with questionable talent. You still get to keep your feet in the pool, should you ever decide to…

  17. Winderman: Real men do play zone. Because it works.

    May 26, 2010, 12:35 PM EST

    Real men, of course, don’t play zone. It is why the Suns’ gimmickry was derided by the Lakers after Game 4 as inconsequential to why the Western Conference finals are now tied 2-2. It is why Carmelo Anthony, Jonny Flynn and now Wes Johnson enter the NBA seemingly needed to be reprogrammed from Jim Boeheim’s…

  18. Can the Nets make a splashy coach hire?

    May 14, 2010, 11:04 AM EST

    Mikhail Prokhorov wants to make an entrance. The new New Jersey Nets owner will as the tallest representative at the draft lottery next Tuesday (well, unless the Clippers decide to send Chris Kaman, which has the potential for high comedy, so I hope they do). But he also reportedly wants to make a coaching splash…

  19. Nets wisely waiting until after the lottery to sign their next head coach

    May 12, 2010, 12:53 PM EST

    Though I’m sure all of the ’08-’09 Nets are eager to erase any and all semblances of the nightmare season that was, they’ll have to wait just a bit longer before the new coaching regime can officially begin. According to Al Iannazzone of NorthJersey.com, Rod Thorn hasn’t even spoken to the coaching candidates already with…

  20. Jeff Van Gundy: What's so wrong about a serious head coach?

    May 6, 2010, 1:23 PM EST

    “We need a guy who can relate to today’s player.” You here variants of that sentence in so many coaching searches, teams looking for a guy who can relate to, joke around with and get through to players that way. Jeff Van Gundy wants to know why? In talking about why Boston assistant coach Tom…

  21. Doug Collins is first call in Philadelphia coach search

    Apr 29, 2010, 8:52 AM EST

    Former NBA coach and current TNT broadcaster Doug Collins has gotten the first call about becoming head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. That’s according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, who said nobody else has yet been contacted by team president and general manager Ed Stefanski. However, you can bet that Collins will not be the only…

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