Jeff Van Gundy says O.J. Simpson slowed down the infamous white Bronco chase to listen to NBA Finals

As we get ready for tonight’s premiere of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary mini-series O.J.: Made in America, we learn an amazing story from former New York Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy. He added one previously unknown tidbit about famous low-speed Bronco chase between O.J. Simpson and the Los Angeles Police Department. If you were watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals on NBC in 1994...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy tells incredible OJ Simpson NBA Finals story

While broadcasting Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cavaliers and Warriors on Friday, TV analyst Jeff Van Gundy shared an incredible story about OJ Simpson. According to Van Gundy, who was an assistant coach with the Knicks under Pat Riley in 1994, Riley ran into Al Cowlings at a car wash during the summer after the infamous 1994 white Bronco chase. Cowlings told Riley that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

In 10th NBA Finals, 'Coach' Van Gundy clearly a broadcaster

Jeff Van Gundy was riding a bus bound for the border, far from the glamorous side of NBA life. Teams take charter flights to ritzy hotels, and Van Gundy craves the right opportunity to run one again. But he also likes the job he has, providing time for friends and family that coaching never could. So there he is, still sitting courtside at ABC's NBA Finals broadcast table, far...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson calls out Richard Jefferson for costing Warriors a series

Mark Jackson is one bitter dude. The ESPN analyst and former Golden State Warriors head coach was calling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday when fellow analyst Jeff Van Gundy started to talk about the surprisingly strong play of Cavs forward Richard Jefferson. After finishing his analysis, Jackson jumped in and...
Via Awful Announcing
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenny Smith discusses interview with Rockets on TNT pregame show

Kenny Smith interviewed for the Houston Rockets' head coaching vacancy but will remain in his position as an analyst for TNT instead. The former Rockets point guard discussed his interview with Houston during TNT's pregame show Monday prior to Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. "Some of the information is sensitive ... but we met," Smith said. "Then after we met, I had great...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy reportedly ‘gaining momentum’ as Rockets preferred choice; Kenny Smith not a candidate

It sounds like the Houston Rockets are closing in on a coaching decision. CBS Sports’s Ken Berger reported Monday that Jeff Van Gundy is “gaining momentum” as Houston’s first choice, with the Rockets preferring an experienced hire. The biggest question is whether he’s interested in leaving his job with ESPN to return to the Rockets, the team he coached from 2003 to 2007...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Jeff Van Gundy return as the Rockets' head coach?

Once a coach, always a coach. Even after nine years since the last time Jeff Van Gundy was seen roaming the sidelines as a NBA head coach, it appears the coaching bug isn’t gone. Recent reports have indicated that the nine-year broadcasting veteran is a finalist for the Houston Rockets coaching job, and may actually be the leading contender to land the job. Source says Jeff...
Via Awful Announcing
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy may be frontrunner for Rockets job

Jeff Van Gundy could be returning to the sidelines next season after spending the last nine years in the broadcast booth, and the job he is eyeing is a very familiar one. Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reports that the Houston Rockets are getting close to deciding on a head coach, and Jeff Van Gundy is believed to be the frontrunner. Houston Rockets are heading to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: T-Wolves to choose between Van Gundy, Thibodeau

It seems the Minnesota Timberwolves have narrowed down their coaching search to two candidates. Jeff Van Gundy, the former Houston Rockets and New York Knicks coach, and Tom Thibodeau, the former Chicago Bulls coach, have emerged as the top two candidates for the Timberwolves job, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and Marc Stein reported Monday. Van Gundy is scheduled to be interviewed...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy a candidate for Pelicans job

Vincent Frank It has been nearly a decade since Jeff Van Gundy roamed an NBA bench as a head coach. Since his last stint as the Houston Rockets coach back in 2006-07, Van Gundy has been calling games for ESPN/ABC. That might change this upcoming season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein: “Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans’ head-coaching...
Via Sportsnaut
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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