A brief roundup of everything about the current Brooklyn Nets coach search, including the news that one major candidate met with the Nets — today.
Jeff Van Gundy has spent the past five seasons as a broadcaster since leaving his position as Houston Rockets coach in 2007, but rumors and speculation that Van Gundy is interested in a return to the sidelines have ramped up. That return won’t be with the Los Angeles Clippers, though. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports […]
The Brooklyn Nets coaching search has been a bit of a carousel, to say the least. First they were interested in Phil Jackson. He declined. Then Jeff Van Gundy. He won’t comment on the alleged “preliminary contact.” Then Lionel Hollins was reportedly the frontrunner. Now they’ve cooled on him. Fred Kerber of the NY Post […]
According to NBA writer Mark Heisler: Source says #Nets made preliminary contact w/Jeff Van Gundy. Only introductory–but he didn’t say no. That’s 2 suitors for JVG w/#Clippers — Mark Heisler (@MarkHeisler) May 31, 2013 A report that the Nets reached out to Jeff Van Gundy in this manner leaves a few doors open.
LATEST UPDATE: Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their open coaching position, and a reunion with Deron Williams in Brooklyn looks unlikely. More Update: An insider tells NetsDaily that Phil Jackson is the only candidate the Nets have contacted so far. More Update: Boston Celtics President of Basketball […]
As the Brooklyn Nets continue their coaching search, a report from the New York Daily News indicates that one of their presumed top targets may not even get a meeting with the team. Jeff Van Gundy has been a popular, splashy name after Phil Jackson for the new Brooklyn coach, but according to a Daily […]
Putting the pieces together from around the web today on the Brooklyn Nets coaching search: Billy King: “It was a difficult decision, and we talked about it, but looking at the long-term and the future of this organization, I felt it was best to look elsewhere to try and find the right fit. I thanked […]
In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, former NBA coach and current analyst Jeff Van Gundy tells Tim Bontemps that he feels the 39-28 Brooklyn Nets, who spent $330 million bolstering their roster this offseason, have overachieved relative to expectation:
via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo!: While Jeff Van Gundy does have interest in the Brooklyn Nets’ opening, he’ll be likely unwilling to meet with team officials while an interim coach is in place during the season, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Brooklyn hasn’t contacted Van Gundy, but sources said he’s one of several candidates, including […]