Name: Jeff Van Gundy
Career Coaching Record: Regular Season: 430-318 (.575), Playoffs: 44-44 (.500)
Previous Stints: New York Knicks (1995-2002), Houston Rockets (2003-2007)
Current ABC/ESPN Analyst Jeff Van Gundy‘s name has been linked to the Lakers head coaching position. Van Gundy has experience coaching in a big market of New York City, and coaching players like Patrick Ewing, Latrell Sprewell, Allan Houston, Tracy McGrady, and Yao Ming.
After taking a hiatus from coaching for the last 7 seasons, Van Gundy seems to be ready to leave the announcers booth and take another shot at a Head Coaching position
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