Jeff Van Gundy Nets: Why JVG Won’t Be Next Coach in Brooklyn This Season

December 29th, 2012 by Pete Schauer Leave a reply »
Some of you are probably hoping that Jeff Van Gundy vacates his post at the media table of ESPN's NBA coverage in favor of the head coaching job of the Brooklyn Nets.

But that's not going to happen.

Since Brooklyn axed Avery Johnson in the midst of a downward spiral—the Nets began the season 11-4 and currently stand at 15-14—there's been speculation that Van Gundy could be the replacement in Brooklyn (h/t ESPN).

This may be much to the delight of a few NBA fans, as if the former Knicks coach were to accept the Nets' coaching job, fans would be spared Van Gundy's sometimes obnoxious commentary on ESPN's telecasts of NBA games.

But don't get too excited, JVG haters.

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Van Gundy will not meet with the team while an interim coach is at the helm.

"I would never comment on a job that was filled. I was an interim coach. I hope P.J. has great success there. He's someone I respect greatly."

Van Gundy is referring to P.J. Carlesimo, Brooklyn's assistant coach who was promoted to the head position following Johnson's exit.

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