ESPN pulls Van Gundy from Knicks game

Jeff Van Gundy was set to broadcast the Knicks/Bulls game on Wednesday night, but ESPN has removed him from the broadcast (Berman).

“He never wants to be a distraction,” a Van Gundy friend told the New York Post. “He’s very sensitive about current coaches.”

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ScottE
ScottE

“He never wants to be a distraction,” a Van Gundy friend told the New York Post. “He’s very sensitive about current coaches.”  


Well, my rational side says that he just doesn't want to show up Woodson when the fans start chanting his name, cause it would definitely happen, but my inner Knick fan just popped a woody thinking about JVG back with the Knicks(no pun intended).

tommy2b
tommy2b

I guarantee you this team will make the playoffs (barring further injury to Chandler and Melo) if JVG becomes coach before January.

donche
donche

I don't know what to think of this...but if it leads to Woodson being fired ....I'm ALL FOR IT

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Didnt van Gundy call the knicks game vs bulls when d'antoni was let go?  I this deja vu??  The game where fields denied passing the ball to melo in the post..or "couldn't get him the ball"??

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

This means JVG is definitely being briefed. and to respect Woodson and The Team he'll be studying how to fix the Knicks from his hotel room.

Now i always liked JVG because he damn near brawled with his players and does what it takes to Win. 

I notice Woodson is more so a father-figure rather than a Coach where as you don't wanna let him down but discipline wears it's welcome. 

ponzies86
ponzies86

Could this be? JVG might be coaching the Knicks in 2014!

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

“He never wants to be a distraction,” a Van Gundy friend told the New York Post. “He’s very sensitive about current coaches.”

BS to the highest order.  Where was this sensitivity when he did Nets and 76er games last year when BOTH coaches were huge ???? to come back?

Puuuulease.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

And since JVG is being mentioned...  can TKB please fix livefyre so I can get my avatar back?  Thanks.

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

What's interesting about this, is why announcing the game would be a distraction otherwise?  If true, this leads me to believe there are talks with JVG.  

Or maybe it is wishful thinking.

Oscar Serna
Oscar Serna

fire woodson. bring him in. i give two sh%ts what felton thinks

zebeto
zebeto

felton will be traded !

NYKnickerBocker
NYKnickerBocker

@3sabreeze 

Although I would like to see a change immediately as well, it would probably be best to start new with JVG next season.