Despite possessing very high basketball IQ, Jeff Van Gundy has never won a championship ring. In fact, he could not lead the Houston Rockets out of the 1st round of the NBA playoffs during his Rockets coaching tenure despite having both G Tracy McGrady and C Yao Ming during their prime years.
Although Van Gundy has experience coaching players with a lot of egos, postseason records have not yet proven that he can maximize his player’s abilities.
Remember, Kobe Bryant had a lot of respect towards Mike D’Antoni before turmoil struck between them due to a lack of team success. If Van Gundy cannot lead the Lakers to success quickly, Bryant would also lose his respect for Van Gundy very quickly.
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