Boston Celtics hire Jeff Van Gundy as senior consultant

 
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2023 2:48 pm    Post subject: Boston Celtics hire Jeff Van Gundy as senior consultant

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Boston Celtics hire Jeff Van Gundy as senior consultant

Jeff Van Gundy, the former NBA coach turned long-time broadcaster, is now a special consultant to the Boston Celtics.

Fans first noticed Van Gundy’s name listed as a special consultant to the Celtics and the team has confirmed it (Brian Robb of MassLive.com. was first).


Van Gundy’s role is as an advisor to Boston’s basketball operations, and will work with the Celtics and their G-League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws, according to the report.

Van Gundy, 61, coached Patrick Ewing era New York Knicks from 1995-2001, with the team reaching the NBA Finals in 1999. He then went on to coach the Houston Rockets from 2003-07. After that, he went into broadcasting and, for many years, was part of the ABC/ESPN lead broadcast team with Mark Jackson and play-by-play man Mike Breen. After the 2023 NBA Finals, both Van Gundy and Jackson were let go by ABC/ESPN.

Van Gundy has still been coaching, he coached the USA Basketball team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, as well as the squads which represented the USA in World Cup qualifying (those games were during the NBA season so the team was made up of G-League and a few international players who could get leave from their teams)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2023 4:13 pm    Post subject:

I didn't realize ABC/ESPN let Van Gundy and Jackson go. I actually liked listening to them, Van Gundy more so than Jackson. But they were funny together.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2023 5:56 pm    Post subject:

ChefLinda wrote:
I didn't realize ABC/ESPN let Van Gundy and Jackson go. I actually liked listening to them, Van Gundy more so than Jackson. But they were funny together.



Yeah they were part of the massive ESPN layoffs over the summer. They’re replaced by Doc Rivers and Doris Burke.

I am surprised the Celtics hired Van Gundy he actually endorsed Ime Udoka to get another coaching job.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2023 1:34 pm    Post subject:

Mark Jones is the best announcer they have left https://www.tiktok.com/@rackemsports/video/7233609196288298286
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2023 7:49 pm    Post subject:

I like Van Gundy (both) better as announcers than coaches.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 7:30 pm    Post subject:

That Breen/Jackson/Van Gundy team was great. But Doc Rivers is a really good announcer too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2024 6:08 am    Post subject:

Now he's joining the Clippers coaching staff.
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