Jeff Van Gundy Speaks on NBA’s Domestic Violence Disciplinary Procedure

October 5th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »
During ESPN's coverage of the NBA preseason meeting between the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, commentator Jeff Van Gundy offered a suggestion for how the league should handle those convicted of domestic violence. 

Van Gundy and announcer Mark Jones discussed the impending civil suit filed against Knicks guard Derrick Rose by a former girlfriend, which led to Van Gundy referencing a conference he attended on the subject of domestic violence, which featured speeches by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent and Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith.

According to Sean Highkin of, Van Gundy said the following regarding a potential change in the way players convicted of domestic violence are disciplined:

Darren Collison of the Sacramento Kings just got suspended for eight games for his domestic violence conviction. And I love everything that [NBA Commissioner] Adam Silver has done. My one suggestion going forward is, any felony committed against a woman should be a full-season suspension. And on the second one, you're gone. Let's stop with trying to give out ... because th ...

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