James Harden reportedly will play role in picking next Rockets coach

The Houston Rockets on Wednesday night saw an extremely disappointing season come to an end courtesy of a 114-81 playoff elimination loss to the Golden State Warriors. One of the biggest issues facing the Rockets, a team that went from appearing in the Western Conference Finals last season to barely sneaking into the playoffs this year, is determining the organization’s future...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Top Candidates Believed To Be Jeff Van Gundy, Scott Brooks

Jeff Van Gundy and Scott Brooks remain the top candidates for the Houston Rockets' head coaching vacancy. The Rockets are optimistic Brooks will wait for the end of their season despite the strong interest he's received from the Washington Wizards. J.B. Bickerstaff is currently interim head coach of the Rockets and isn't expected to return. Van Gundy was head coach of the Rockets...
Via RealGM
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy atop Rockets' list of head coaches

Even as the Houston Rockets take part in a first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, the team is apparently already looking to move on from interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff. This shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering Houston barely inched into the playoffs with a .500 record after making an appearance in the Western Conference Finals last season...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wolves' most consequential decision

As the recently deposed Sam Hinkie can tell you, rebuilds depend on brainpower and vision, but in the end, luck decides a lot. Hinkie lost his bottoming out gambit in part because he didn't seem to understand the dysfunction he would cultivate by treating players like spreadsheet figures and a basketball team like an asset farm, but he also suffered at the hands of the lottery ping...
Via RealGM - NBA
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Timberwolves will interview Mark Jackson for coaching job

Just when it seemed like the Minnesota Timberwolves were going to decide between Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy for their coaching vacancy, another candidate has entered the mix. Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press is reporting the Timberwolves will interview Van Gundy’s work colleague over at ESPN, Mark Jackson. AP Source: The Timberwolves will interview former Warriors...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy to meet with Timberwolves

Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy will reportedly meet with the Minnesota Timberwolves to discuss their vacant head coaching position. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the two high-profile coaches are slated to meet with the team, including owner Glen Taylor, in the days to come. Taylor is using executive firm Korn Ferry to help with the search, the same firm that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson uses D’Angelo Russell to take a jab at former Warriors assistant

During the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets game Sunday afternoon on ABC, the broadcasting crew of Mike Breen, Mark Jackson, and Jeff Van Gundy took a moment to discuss the topic that ruled the NBA for a week. We’re speaking of course about D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young. Jackson saw a great opportunity to take a shot at a former assistant of his, that had Jeff Van...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  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

Jeff Van Gundy: NBA doesn't like officiating comments

NBA officiating is often in the news and part of the public discussion, especially around playoff time. Even a novice basketball fan like myself can see that the the refs are under fire in the lightest of situations. Names like Joey Crawford become as popular as Dwight Howard in April, May and June, and that’s a shame. You may have seen Crawford directly influence a playoff game...
Via Awful Announcing
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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