Current ABC/ESPN broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly emerging as the Houston Rockets’ primary coaching choice.
The Rockets, who interviewed Charlotte Hornets assistant Stephen Silas last week, were impressed with him during his interview. However, the team has conventionally hired coaches with previous experience. Van Gundy has plenty of experience, previously coaching the New York Knicks from 1996-2001, and the Rockets from 2003-2007.
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The Rockets fired Van Gundy after a 52-win season, and the main question that now lingers is whether he is willing to leave his job as a broadcaster, which he has done since his firing.
Houston has also shown interest in Mike D’Antoni, Jeff Hornacek, and recently-fired Pacers coach Frank Vogel. Kenny Smith, the former Rocket who won two championships with the team, has also been interviewed for the job.
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