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Report: JVG finalist for Rox

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by xiki, May 16, 2016.

  1. xiki

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    http://awfulannouncing.com/nba/report-jeff-van-gundy-could-be-leaving-espn-for-houston-rockets.html

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    REPORT: JEFF VAN GUNDY COULD BE LEAVING ESPN FOR HOUSTON ROCKETS
    Posted by Andrew Coppens on May 13, 2016 20:24

    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.

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    Source says Jeff Van Gundy remains a finalist and, may indeed be the frontrunner, for Rockets coaching position.

    Van Gundy being linked to an open NBA head coaching job is nothing new, as he was previously linked with the open Memphis Grizzlies position and the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason and plenty of others since last coaching in 2007.

    Ironically, should Van Gundy get the job it would be a return to the team that he last coached in the NBA. Following a tumultuous four-year tenure that saw the Rockets bounced in all three postseason appearances during his stint with the team.

    For the Rockets, it seems to have been an offseason of swinging for the fences and missing. They were linked to possibly land the hottest assistant coach in Luke Walton, but he took the Lakers job. There were also top college coaches like Shaka Smart (Texas) and Bill Self (Kansas).

    Should Van Gundy actually land back where he last left off as a coach, NBA fans will miss out on one of the more intense broadcasters out there. Lest we forget his epic flopping rant:


    Or his rant on on the “intentional foul” rule, or Kobe Bryant buffing Van Gundy’s bald head.

    Point being, few broadcasters have the inside knowledge or intensity of the former and potentially future NBA coach had on TV.
     
  2. Astrodome

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    ready for him to start calling out the slacker on this team!
     
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    I wonder if JVG wants DH to stay or not if he were to be the HC
     
  5. Haymitch

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    Breaking 3 day old news that wasn't even news at the time
     
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    Looks like spin off speculation more than insider info
     
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    That swinging for the "fences and missing line" is such silliness. Just making **** up without any real analysis.

    [​IMG]
     
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    From his prior comments, JVG wants DH to stay. What defensive minded coach would not want DH to stay?
     
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    Anyone?

    Dwight wasn't even a good defender last season. Outside of the occasional blocked shot, the only thing he does productively is rebound
     
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    Not really. IMO Walton is gonna be a great coach.
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeff Van Gundy is gaining traction as the Houston Rockets' top choice for head coach, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/KBergCBS">@KBergCBS</a>.</p>&mdash; JD Shaw (@JShawNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/JShawNBA/status/732260196727304192">May 16, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Seems like everybody reporting this is going off that same Gary Woelfel tweet.
     
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    Isn't Gary Woelfel the guy that malakas routinely tells us just makes stuff up?
     
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    No question he's a top choice from our end, just like durant is a top choice for us.
     
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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C0o4crq6DNc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    I read this as "I wonder if JVG wants to DH" and was gonna say that you're not wrong.
     
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    Jeff Van Gundy gaining traction as top choice

     
  18. jump shooter

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    THIS.
     
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    J.R. beat me. Berger didn't say much in the piece but his headline is the news.

    I hope Shane Battier is our Associate Head Coach if JVG is infact the hire. I prefer Vogel because he hasn't taken a nine year break from coaching but with Battier I prefer JVG.

    Battier + JVG > Vogel.
     
    #19 treyk3, May 16, 2016
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