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Friday, September 21, 2018

Report: Knicks not interested in Jeff Van Gundy reunion

Jeff Van Gundy may not be leaving the booth to return to the sidelines any time soon.

ESPN’s Ian Begley reported on Monday that the New York Knicks have no interest in reuniting with Van Gundy, who coached them from 1996 to 2001.

Van Gundy, 56, holds a career head coaching record of 430-318 (.575) and led the Knicks to six playoff appearances (including an NBA Finals berth in 1999) during his tenure. He was also a Knicks assistant from 1989 to 1996 before becoming their head coach. Van Gundy has not coached since 2007 however and is now better known as a color commentator for NBA games on ESPN.

Meanwhile, the Knicks are looking for a head coach after firing Jeff Hornacek last week. Though they may not be interested in bringing back Van Gundy, it is still possible that they reunite with another one of their former coaches.

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