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  1. #1 Jeff Van Gundy Officially Fired 
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    Jeff Van Gundy was dismissed as Rockets coach on Friday, less than two weeks after the Rockets' first-round loss to the Utah Jazz.

    After initial ambivalence about returning to the team as coach, Van Gundy had made his desire to be back clear. The Rockets, however, had already begun an extensive interview process with former Kings, Warriors and Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman who is considered the only candidate to replace Van Gundy.

    Van Gundy had told the Rockets that he would not object to the team looking into its coaching options.

    On Thursday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey offered Van Gundy another position with the team, expected to be in a consulting role. Van Gundy has turned down that role.




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    Rumor is Journey is the leading candidate to replace Van Gundy. He is denying but has been seen at a dinner with Houston's Owners. Journeyman should be the next head coach of Houston and that is a good move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brady#1 View Post
    Rumor is Journey is the leading candidate to replace Van Gundy. He is denying but has been seen at a dinner with Houston's Owners. Journeyman should be the next head coach of Houston and that is a good move.
    those are some great photos....on a serious note, I am only interested in an NFL coordinator job or a MLB manager....

    Let me have Joe Torre's job the past 11 years and see how many WS titles I would have won. 'we' would have beat ARI and FLA and not blew the series to your beloved Sox had I been at the helm.
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    Stupid move by my Rockets...IMO
    He didnt get along w/ alexander the owner. The owner would complain about the way Jeff looked after games during the post game interviews...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCleo View Post
    Jeff Van Gundy was dismissed as Rockets coach on Friday, less than two weeks after the Rockets' first-round loss to the Utah Jazz.

    After initial ambivalence about returning to the team as coach, Van Gundy had made his desire to be back clear. The Rockets, however, had already begun an extensive interview process with former Kings, Warriors and Trail Blazers coach Rick Adelman who is considered the only candidate to replace Van Gundy.

    Van Gundy had told the Rockets that he would not object to the team looking into its coaching options.

    On Thursday, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey offered Van Gundy another position with the team, expected to be in a consulting role. Van Gundy has turned down that role.

    I heard they already were interviewing Adelman over the past few days, who is the leading candidate... I could have sworn Van Gundy resigned two weeks ago, I must have dreampt it.
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    to look at this guy i bet he was pick on in high school and was the head nerd of the class.i heard some talk about him coming to the bobcats,please said it aint so!!!.ck
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxdemo View Post
    Stupid move by my Rockets...IMO
    He didnt get along w/ alexander the owner. The owner would complain about the way Jeff looked after games during the post game interviews...lol
    Max whatever happened with the Calvin Murphy siutuation, has that been decided or is he still awaiting a trial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    those are some great photos....on a serious note, I am only interested in an NFL coordinator job or a MLB manager....

    Let me have Joe Torre's job the past 11 years and see how many WS titles I would have won. 'we' would have beat ARI and FLA and not blew the series to your beloved Sox had I been at the helm.

    MLB Manager is a lot better than the NFL coordinator. Those NFL jobs you work a lot of hours (A LOT), watch a lot of film, very stressful and get little glory. Also money is better in MLB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Brady#1 View Post
    MLB Manager is a lot better than the NFL coordinator. Those NFL jobs you work a lot of hours (A LOT), watch a lot of film, very stressful and get little glory. Also money is better in MLB.
    Plus I only have played John Madden for 14 yrs as my only real NFL 'experience' on my resume'
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    FWIW, i thinK Van Gundy was a very good coach, but change needed to be made. He's proven to be very stubborn (didn't feel we needed a bench, Alston would be solid pg, etc.) and lost his last two playoff series after being up 2-0.
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    Doubt he's going to coach next year.
    He's establishing a pattern of going at it hard core when he coaches and burning himself out. Then he takes a break for a while and goes again.
    He'll be in the broadcast booth next year.
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    my favorite Van Gundy story from 2000

    In an accident as the New York Knicks arrived home from Miami, a jet blast from their charter plane lifted coach Jeff Van Gundy's car airborne and sent it hurdling over three other vehicles.

    Van Gundy's car, a 1995 Honda Civic, was "totally demolished," police said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tesco Vee View Post
    my favorite Van Gundy story from 2000

    In an accident as the New York Knicks arrived home from Miami, a jet blast from their charter plane lifted coach Jeff Van Gundy's car airborne and sent it hurdling over three other vehicles.

    Van Gundy's car, a 1995 Honda Civic, was "totally demolished," police said

    With Van Gundy having no way to get home, a team employee drove him to the team's practice facility, where he slept on a couch in his office -- no doubt a fitful night pondering the Knicks' 87-81 loss to the Heat in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post
    Max whatever happened with the Calvin Murphy siutuation, has that been decided or is he still awaiting a trial?

    In September 2004, five of Murphy's daughters claimed that they were sexually abused by Murphy as children, and Murphy was charged with three counts each of oral sex on a defenseless child and aggravated sexual assault. The five daughters were all from extramarital affiars and did not live with Murphy. As a result of the allegations, Murphy's job with the Houston Rockets organization was terminated. He denied these charges in court, and he was acquitted in a jury trial. Nevertheless, the Houston Rockets chose not to rehire him.
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    this is a very bad move by the rockets organization in my opinion. they got beat by a good utah team. van gundy was the right guy for the job
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    I don't watch much NBA, but I thought the guy was a pretty good coach...
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