New Jersey Nets won't lure Jeff Van Gundy from ESPN's analyst booth
Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy isn’t interested in coaching the
Nets, or any other team, according to his brother, Magic coach Stan Van
Before coaching the Magic in a playoff game against the Bobcats
Wednesday night, Stan Van Gundy told Fanhouse.com that it is clear to
him that his TV brother is unlikely to be pacing any sideline in the
"He hasn’t shown any great interest in getting back in," Stan Van Gundy said before Game 2 of Orlando’s first-round series against Charlotte, a 92-77 win.
Jeff Van Gundy is a television analyst and has not coached in the NBA since the end of the 2006-07 season, when he was fired as head coach of the Rockets.
"His family is happy the way it is now, and I’m not sure uprooting them now is what he wants to do," Stan Van Gundy said. "He hasn’t shown any inclination to do that. He likes what he’s doing – spending a lot of time with the family – and he works 50 days a year, which isn’t a bad job."
Other candidates include former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson and Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau, a Jeff Van Gundy disciple.