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September 8, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Jeff Van Gundy has seen UCLA play football. And he's picking Nebraska to win today's nonconference game at the Rose Bowl. The former NBA coach, now a popular television analyst, was a guest this morning on ESPN's "GameDay. " Asked to pick the UCLA-Nebraska game, Van Gundy didn't hesitate. He said he had been in attendance at UCLA's game against Rice in Houston last week. "Special teams, horrible for UCLA," Van Gundy opined. "I think that will be the difference. Nebraska wins.
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May 31, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
As other potential candidates have gotten hired for head coaching jobs, the Clippers have continued their search for a replacement for Vinny Del Negro by having preliminary discussions with several people in the last few days. The Clippers recently have reached out to one of their top choices, Indiana associate head coach Brian Shaw, said two NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers were given permission to speak to Shaw by Indiana's front office, one executive said.
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April 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers visit the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center in a nationally televised game on ABC. "Tomorrow it's a unique game in that both teams are going to be trying hard to win," said ABC/ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy in a phone conversation with The Times. "It's important to both teams. The Clippers have a better level of talent. The Lakers have even more to play for. It will be an interesting game. I think it will be a highly competitive one. " The Lakers (40-36)
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April 6, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers visit the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at Staples Center in a nationally televised game on ABC. "Tomorrow it's a unique game in that both teams are going to be trying hard to win," said ABC/ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy in a phone conversation with The Times. "It's important to both teams. The Clippers have a better level of talent. The Lakers have even more to play for. It will be an interesting game. I think it will be a highly competitive one. " The Lakers (40-36)
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August 10, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Dwight Howard is a Laker, a fact that Lakers fans are happily digesting and that other NBA teams and fans are probably finding a bit hard to swallow. Former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy weighed in on the move, saying that with Howard the Lakers now have "the best starting lineup in basketball. " "It fits together well, if Howard is healthy, happy and engaged and willing to be the fourth-best offensive player on the team," Van Gundy, an NBA television analyst, said in an interview.
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June 9, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN and Diane Pucin
Jeff Van Gundy isn't surprised that Lakers fans have found little to criticize about his analysis during ABC's telecasts of the first two games of the NBA Finals. "Hey, the Lakers are up 2-0," he said Monday morning. "What do they have to be unhappy about?"
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May 17, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
The Buss family will apparently be looking everywhere, scouring the Dunleavys, mining the Scotts, digging through the Browns, turning up Adelmans. Yet for a couple of hours Tuesday night, the next Lakers coach was at their fingertips. They could have pushed a button on their remote control and brought him to life on their big screen, where he was sitting courtside at the Western Conference finals, bald and brainy and brash enough to pull it off. As a television commentator on the most important professional basketball games of the last five years, Jeff Van Gundy has become America's NBA coach.
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June 4, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Jeff Van Gundy knows that Lakers fans will parse his every spoken noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, descriptive phrase, opinion, suggestion. If the score is 12-10 in the first quarter tonight night and Van Gundy says the Lakers are leading the Orlando Magic, 12-10, Lakers fans will search for hidden meaning in his tone. Did he emphasize the 12 or the 10, the word "Lakers" or the word "Magic?" And Lakers fans won't be wrong.
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May 22, 2009 | MIKE PENNER, ON SPORTS MEDIA
Jeff Van Gundy had just broadcast Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference finals, had just watched Kobe Bryant score 40 points to outscore Carmelo Anthony by one, had just watched the Lakers finagle a great escape at home after trailing the Denver Nuggets for more than 90% of the game. Despite all that, he wasn't budging from his pre-series prediction: Lakers in five. "That's what I said before the series, so I'm going to stick with that," Van Gundy said in a phone interview this week.
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November 26, 2006
"He doesn't refer to himself in the third person. He hasn't given himself a nickname. It's really refreshing." Jeff Van Gundy, Houston coach, on Rockets center Yao Ming
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February 12, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers need more from franchise center Dwight Howard . "Howard's got to get going," said ABC/ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy in a phone conversation with The Times. "He's capable of giving so much more. " "I think he has to focus in on performance more than image," he said. "I think he's probably been a little bit overwhelmed - you can say you want a big market, but not everybody is made for a big market. " A free agent this summer, Howard has yet to state his long-term intentions.
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January 23, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
On Wednesday, ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy appeared on The Herd with Colin Cowherd , giving his take on Dwight Howard and the Lakers. The Lakers have lost three straight games, most recently in Chicago to the Bulls, 95-83.  Howard expressed dissatisfaction after taking just five shot attempts. "When you lose games and you're going around after the game with a stat sheet in your hand and you're saying, 'Look at the stat sheet' to reporters and to your teammates -- you know what it is?
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October 24, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
The folks at TNT (Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal) recently voiced skepticism about the Lakers' offense this coming season. On Wednesday, Magic Johnson and Jeff Van Gundy, of ESPN/ABC, were slightly more open-minded about the Princeton offense hybrid that Coach Mike Brown is working to install. "The Princeton offense should be fine, and if it's not, trust me, Kobe Bryant will say, 'Hey, let's go back to the triangle,' if it's not working," said Johnson. "Mike is smart enough to know and then Kobe is smart enough to know.
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September 8, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
Jeff Van Gundy has seen UCLA play football. And he's picking Nebraska to win today's nonconference game at the Rose Bowl. The former NBA coach, now a popular television analyst, was a guest this morning on ESPN's "GameDay. " Asked to pick the UCLA-Nebraska game, Van Gundy didn't hesitate. He said he had been in attendance at UCLA's game against Rice in Houston last week. "Special teams, horrible for UCLA," Van Gundy opined. "I think that will be the difference. Nebraska wins.
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August 10, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Dwight Howard is a Laker, a fact that Lakers fans are happily digesting and that other NBA teams and fans are probably finding a bit hard to swallow. Former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy weighed in on the move, saying that with Howard the Lakers now have "the best starting lineup in basketball. " "It fits together well, if Howard is healthy, happy and engaged and willing to be the fourth-best offensive player on the team," Van Gundy, an NBA television analyst, said in an interview.
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May 21, 2011 | T.J. Simers
I begin with a contradiction. I don't think an inexperienced New Yorker like Don Mattingly was the correct choice to be the Dodgers' manager. Still don't. But I'm beginning to think the risk might be one the Lakers should seriously consider when evaluating a very raw Brian Shaw. Here's the problem. I understand why the Lakers' brass might be looking at short-term answers with retreads like Rick Adelman, Mike Dunleavy and Jeff Van Gundy. The Lakers still have expensive three-year deals on the books with Kobe Bryant, Ron Artest, Pau Gasol and Steve Blake; two-year deals remaining with Luke Walton and Derek Fisher.
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June 11, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Houston Rockets will introduce their new coach today at their new arena. It won't be a surprise. Jeff Van Gundy will join team owner Leslie Alexander and General Manager Carroll Dawson at a news conference near the Rockets' new downtown home, which is under construction. Van Gundy told Dawson on Monday he was ready to succeed Rudy Tomjanovich as coach, pending his agent completing contract negotiations.
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May 17, 2011 | Bill Plaschke
The Buss family will apparently be looking everywhere, scouring the Dunleavys, mining the Scotts, digging through the Browns, turning up Adelmans. Yet for a couple of hours Tuesday night, the next Lakers coach was at their fingertips. They could have pushed a button on their remote control and brought him to life on their big screen, where he was sitting courtside at the Western Conference finals, bald and brainy and brash enough to pull it off. As a television commentator on the most important professional basketball games of the last five years, Jeff Van Gundy has become America's NBA coach.
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November 27, 2010 | By Mark Heisler
WHO ELSE DO WE KNOW WITH FIVE? Boston's Shaquille O'Neal : "I think they understood that when I came here for the $1.5 [million], they knew what was on my mind. For them, it'll be [ NBA title] 18. For the Big Three, it'll be two. And for me it'll be big No. 5. " IT'S OFFICIAL Tweet by Miami's LeBron James : "Man Blake Griffin is the most explosive player in the league! Crazy bounce" HE CAN GUESS, THOUGH Atlanta Coach Larry Drew , whose team had lost seven of nine games: "I told the guys, 'I don't know what you're doing the night before we play.
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