Stan Van Gundy has no interest in coaching 'dysfunctional' Knicks

Ruben Hill
March 26, 2020

Speaking on ESPN radio, the former Miami, Orlando and Detroit head coach said, "I'm not really interested in the New York Knicks, no".

SNY's Ian Begley reported on February 12 that Van Gundy was open to discussing the opening with the Knicks during their last coaching search.

The Knicks are still searching for a permanent head coach after firing David Fizdale in December - with Mike Miller now holding the interim title - and Van Gundy made sure to rule himself out early. They've won more games.

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And while both of New York's National Basketball Association teams are now in the market for a head coach, the reason is quite different - opposite, even - as to why. "First of all, there's a family history there".

When Van Gundy asked about his interest in taking the New York Knicks coaching job, if offered, he referred to his brother before saying the circumstances on who he is working with will always affect his decisions. He's 430-318 overall.

Since leaving the Pistons, Van Gundy has worked as an analyst for ESPN and Turner Sports.

On the other side of the East River, Jeff could be perceived as more likely to return to the garden than Stan, the latter not seeming enthusiastic about what he saw there. And number two, I just - I've said this, I'm different than a lot of coaches in looking at jobs. "For me, that's all for who you work for and who you work with", said the older brother of Van Gundy. "Everything I've seen over the last few years with that organization says that it's extremely dysfunctional".

Since Jeff resigned in the 2001-2002 season, a dozen head coaches have tried this dysfunction.

Van Gundy, however, would be interested in the Brooklyn Nets' job.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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