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April 21, 2010

Van Gundy doubts brother Jeff returns to coaching

 Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said he'd be surprised if his brother, former New York and Houston coach Jeff, returned to the sideline.

"I don't think so. I would be surprised by that...He hasn't shown any great interest,'' Stan Van Gundy said before Game 2. "I think his family is happy (with him working for ABC and ESPN) and I think he's happy. Pretty happy behind the mic.''

There's been speculation the New Jersey Nets would be interested in hiring Jeff Van Gundy as their next coach.

Stan said his brother's family is settled in Houston in a way that would make him think twice about returning to the NBA:

"You have a family and he's not going to get the Houston job (again) so there'd be a lot of uprooting.''

And this broadcasting gig has its advantages:

"He works 50 days a year,'' Stan noted.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 21, 2010 at 05:57 PM | Permalink

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50 days a yr, I don't blame him.

Posted by: Deon | Apr 21, 2010 6:49:08 PM

they are going to start entering ugly brothers contests. they should win hands down.

Posted by: joe cool | Apr 21, 2010 8:58:13 PM

they are so ugly their mother wore a brown paper bag on her head when she took them to school.

Posted by: joe cool | Apr 21, 2010 9:06:06 PM

Come on Joe, show some class here.

Posted by: Ari | Apr 22, 2010 3:53:22 AM

Raymond Felton...what a joke. Thanks for coming out and playing scared as h*ll in these playoffs to give us NO chance to win. What a leader. Won't be sad to see him leave.

Posted by: tars | Apr 22, 2010 9:52:33 AM

i don't understand why larry hughes thinks him shooting the ball is a good idea. simultaneously, i think DJ is in that "larry brown is in my head so that i don't feel i have the greenlight to shoot" situation that felton was in last year. the guy was open for so many looks down the stretch and he's far and above our best shooter. really frustrating.


needless to say the officiating was horrible and while it went both ways....the calls for the magic were almost always in shooting situations or bunched so that they would shoot free throws. the calls we got were petty screen calls or the ones on howard. 2 of howards were legit the rest were absolutely not fouls. simultaneously......they didn't call another 3 or 4 on him that should have been called.

the nba really needs to see footage of this game and analyze how fair they are being to the fans when gerald wallace jumps straight up and as he's coming down with the rebound lands on ryan anderson who ran under him trying to catch the rebound......and the "loose ball foul" (while the ball is not loose by the way) is called on wallace. there's just no excuse for that kind of blatant stuff. fouls can go both ways in a lot of cases but not in that one. no way.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 22, 2010 10:59:45 AM

I really don't get the coach. I'm a supporter, but he acts as if there are no guys with offensive skills sitting on the bench. Why not play graham and thomas more, an rest some of the starters. It's not like you are getting great offensive production from the starters , an the high turnovers might be a product of fatigue from heavy minutues late in the season. As I've said before, what's the point of having a deep bench if you don't use it.

Posted by: jimbo | Apr 22, 2010 11:06:34 AM

I think Larry Brown is conveniently forgetting many of the fouls called were of the "bigs" fouling Howard one after another - the "hack a Howard", which wasn't successful.

Howard had many fouls called on him which were "touch fouls". Kobe and LeBron wouldn't have gotten those calls. Very unfair.

Posted by: genie | Apr 22, 2010 12:25:28 PM

What?!
The Grabbing, hooking, elbowing, pushing under the baskett. Last night he was boxing out Mohammad and grabbed "not sure who it was" Diaw or felton to keep them from getting the rebound, no call.
If they called from the beginning he would last about one quarter.

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Apr 22, 2010 2:41:16 PM

hack a howard by all means worked. he might have made his freethrows more so than not last night but when we fouled him, he would have dunked it anyways. why not make him shoot 2 free throws instead of a dunk when we got 3 healthy (sort of) 7 footers on the roster.


nazr played a lot better last night than game 1....he should be starting game 3...theo has looked horrible thus far like he lost his little fountain of youth that he was playing on since the trade. and DJ has got to shoot more jesus H christopher. the guy had about 5 or 6 good looks that he passed on in the 4th that he's gotta take. if we go down 3-0, brown better play DJ starter minutes game 4 because he's under contract next year and felton's not. it would be a wasted opportunity if he doesn't.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 22, 2010 3:09:40 PM

I Left a comment earlier and it didn't go through, trying not to think about it too much, I get wound up.

The thing that really gets me is Howard and Van Gundy both were crying about the refs... How Spoiled they must be. Let's reverse the calls one night(Our fouls are Magics and Magics are ours). The Barnes no call and wallace call nuff said!

I just don't know how we can do soo many things wrong(Everybody), simple fundamentals.
I am thankful Hughes only played 6 min.s. Leave him there and yes DJ is the only pure shooter we got. I would rather see him jack up the majority of the Jumpers and he has got to, at this point the offense is not coming from many other places. I'm not so sure Diaw is not got that same little voice in his head. I don't know who should start a 5... Whoever it is needs to defend early and not let him(Howard) get that deep.

Too much to list! Frustrating!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Apr 22, 2010 4:19:53 PM

i try not to be biased but i know its borderline impossible in sports. at the end of the day we lost the game with turnovers but the refs kept us from coming back. any chance they got to take wind out of the sales, they did it and there wasn't a lot of merit to be found in any of those late calls.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 22, 2010 11:38:37 PM

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