During Tuesday night’s broadcast of the Knicks-Rockets preseason battle, Jeff Van Gundy advocated for a zero-tolerance policy in the NBA for players convicted of a domestic violence felony.
While discussing Darren Collison’s recent 8-game suspension—the 29-year-old pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge—JVG argued that the League should make players sit out the full season.
Transcript of Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jones talking about the Derrick Rose case on the ESPN Knicks-Rockets broadcast pic.twitter.com/CCLt7sIImP
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The former head coach also pushed for a full ban if a player is convicted twice.
Per SB Nation:
“My one suggestion going forward is, any felony committed against a woman should be a full-season suspension,” Van Gundy said during the ESPN broadcast on Tuesday. “And on the second one, you’re gone.”
“Let’s stop with trying to give out [free passes] … because the one thing I learned today, it’s not a mistake,” he said. “It’s a choice. It’s a choice to commit a violent act, and I just think we’ve got to … it’s … eight games, he comes back. I just think we’ve got to do more instead of … like you said, the NBA’s always been on the forefront. Let’s be on the forefront of this.”