April 03, 2002

Jeff van Gundy to coach the WNBA's Washington Mystics, : an alarming development if I've ever heard one. The thought of van Gundy attaching himself to Rebecca Lobo's leg when she tussles with Chamique Holdsclaw just rates far too high on the potential comedy scale. The rumors that had him in Golden State or elsewhere next season seemed to make a bit more sense (or perhaps kicking Vince in the tail in Toronto?), but maybe he needs a year or two off in a lower-pressure environment.

posted by sashae to basketball at 01:15 AM - 6 comments

From what I understand, this also frees him from the New York Knicks. If Van Gundy were to have gone to an NBA team, that team would have had to compensate NY. Obviously, this rule doesn't apply now that he's at the Mystics (insert joke here) and I don't believe it can be enforced if he picks up an NBA job soon after.

posted by 86 at 08:05 AM on April 03, 2002

Now he might get players that will listen to him!

posted by emoeby at 08:56 AM on April 03, 2002

I was going to post that story here also -- I'm surprised that a coach who appears to have more NBA opportunities would consider going to the WNBA. Doesn't that hurt his rep?

posted by rcade at 09:33 AM on April 03, 2002

NY Daily news says it's fake.

posted by silent4lie at 11:11 AM on April 03, 2002

Wow, if it's fake, it's the best one I saw this year. A job well done. Kudos to someone.

posted by 86 at 11:58 AM on April 03, 2002

If it was true, i think it would be great. Almost as great if a woman were hired to coach a NBA team.

posted by corpse at 01:55 PM on April 03, 2002

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