Jeff Van Gundy Won’t Coach the LA Clippers

by June 03, 2013

According to Yahoo! Sports, despite some flirtation between the two sides, Jeff Van Gundy will keep his TV gig and not move to the sidelines for the LA Clippers: “As superstar guard Chris Paul prepares for free agency, the Clippers have been bidding to lure a high-profile coach to replace Vinny Del Negro. Van Gundy and Clippers officials did talk more than once about the possibility of the job, but discussions have become dormant, sources said. After spending the past five years as a top TV analyst, Van Gundy has become more open to a return to coaching and has been the subject of several overtures over the past few years. Van Gundy reached the playoffs nine times as coach of the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets, including a trip to the NBA Finals in 1999. Van Gundy won 50-plus games twice in four seasons with the Rockets.”