Former NBA head coach Jeff Van Gundy '85 recently returned to Nazareth to host a Coaches Clinic, a half-day workshop for high school basketball coaches, on Saturday, September 26, 2009.
After 11 successful seasons as an NBA head coach—seven with the New York Knicks and four with the Houston Rockets—Van Gundy has spent the last two years as lead NBA analyst for ESPN and ABC. Van Gundy's teams made nine playoff appearances and he led the Knicks to the Eastern Conference championship in 1999.
Kerry Van Malderghem '08G, of the office of alumni relations, spoke with Van Gundy about Nazareth, coaching, and his new role as an NBA analyst.
Former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy '85 now serves as the lead analyst for ESPN and ABC.
As a player at Nazareth for two seasons, Van Gundy ranks as the career record holder for free throw accuracy (86.8 percent). He was inducted into the Nazareth Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.