Jeff Van Gundy hasn’t coached in the NBA since he was fired by the Houston Rockets in 2007, but he is on his former team’s list as a potential candidate to replace Mike D’Antoni.
Van Gundy, who has worked as a game analyst for ESPN since his last coaching gig, will interview with the Rockets on Wednesday, Marc Stein of the New York Times reported on Twitter.
The Rockets already interviewed Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Tyronn Lue on Monday, and Houston assistant John Lucas is expected to be brought in next to discuss the opening after Van Gundy meets with GM Daryl Morey. Lue reportedly also remains a candidate for vacancies with the Los Angeles Clippers and the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 58-year-old Van Gundy, who also coached the Knicks from 1996-2002, ran Houston’s bench for four seasons from 2003-2007, posting a 182-146 record (.555) and making the playoffs three times.
James Harden, Russell Westbrook and the Rockets were eliminated by the eventual NBA champions, the Los Angeles Lakers, in five games in the second round of this year’s postseason in the Orlando bubble.
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