Found November 03, 2011 on SLAM Online:
JVG’s New York Knicks benefitted greatly from the last lockout in 1999, when they miraculously made it all the way to the NBA Finals. But the former coach is concerned about the quality of play during a shortened and rushed regular season. From the NY Post: “By having a normal camp and less-congested schedule, [David] Stern will show he does care about the fans, [Jeff] Van Gundy said. ‘The fans deserve what they’re accustomed to seeing — the best basketball in the world even if it costs the players and owners money,’ Van Gundy said. ‘I’m hopeful the league learned from 1999 and doesn’t rush it and realize one more week of patience, one more week of camp would be beneficial to the fans. I’m hoping the league doesn’t rush teams into action. We have history to show some people reported in horrible shape.’ The ’99 season began in early February, featured a two-week training camp and two preseason games. The Knicks, who staged camp at Hempstead’s Island Garden, played only a home-and-h

NBA guard staying with parents during lockout

While NBA fans sit and stew about basketball games being cancelled and having nothing to watch, players not only have to find stuff to do to keep busy but also figure out ways to manage their finances. For someone like LeBron James, missing out on paychecks isn’t even among the top 10 reasons why the [...]

Knicks guard Andy Rautins moves home to save money during lockout

Like the rest of his NBA brethren, Andy Rautins is going to miss a few paychecks during the lockout. To offset that, he’s found a way to save some money. The Knicks guard has stayed in his parents’ home outside of Syracuse during the lockout, sleeping in his childhood bedroom. “It’s nice to get some home cooked meals [...]

Van Gundy leery of short lockout sked

Jeff Van Gundy is urging NBA commissioner David Stern to learn from the lockout mistakes of 1999 and not shorten training camp or cram too many regular-season games into a shortened space. Van Gundy warned that reducing team camps for an overstuffed schedule will hurt the product, and the fans. Van Gundy, an ESPN/ABC broadcaster, is an authority on the '99 lockout, at which...

Phil Jackson still talking about the Spurs' 'asterisk' title

The last time the NBA was in a lockout in 1999, it resulted in a shortened season with the San Antonio Spurs marching to their first NBA title as they finished off the New York Knicks in five games.It also led to former NBA coach Phil Jackson labeling the Spurs' first title with one word which will forever drive Spurs fans insane -- "asterisk."And after 12 years, Jackson...

Jeff Van Gundy is worried about level of play post lockout

Most of us are just worried about seeing NBA basketball again this season. Jeff Van Gundy is worried about the quality of basketball we’ll see when (if) the season starts up. Former coach and current ABC analyst Van Gundy said the league needs to make sure there is adequate time for training camps and hopes…

Van Gundy will call college games during lockout

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy will call college games this month with no pro basketball to analyze.

The Jordan Brand Scavenger Hunt

With Carmelo Anthony and Spike Lee holding court in NYC, Jordan Brand is in a New York State of Mind. The Jordan Melo M8 launch took the city by storm in October, and they’re releasing Knicks-inspired colorways of the Jordan Spiz’ike tomorrow to continue the celebration. But to show love to the city that gave [...]

Jeff Van Gundy and Mike Breen to Work NCAA Games in November

Hey, the NBA commentators need to stay busy during this mess, too. According to ESPN, a few guys who previously worked pro ball games will be helping out with the college hoops telecasts: New to College Hoops this Season: —Mike Tirico, One of ESPN’s versatile commentators and the voice of Monday Night Football will work the weekly Big Ten Super Tuesday game with second-year...

ESPN Tab's NBA Talent Tirico, Van Gundy, Burke, And Breen To Call College Basketball Games

ESPN formally announced their official NBA commentator lineup for the upcoming college basketball season. You'll continue to see the usual suspects, but also for the time being, an influx of ESPN's NBA talent to the mix. In particular, Mike Tirico will partnering with Dan Dakich to do the Big Ten's weekly Super Tuesday game while Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy have...
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