Recently fired ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy was interviewed by the Dallas Mavericks about a possible job as an assistant coach, but he turned down the opportunity.
According to Marc Stein, the Mavericks “gauge (Van Gundy’s) interest in getting back to training” as Jason Kidd’s assistant with a formal interview after the NBA Finals. According to Stein’s sources, the longtime broadcaster and former head coach of the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks indicated that he was “not ready at that point to return to the bench.”
Stein reported that discussions between Dallas and Van Gundy took place before ESPN fired him on June 30. It was revealed Tuesday that the Mavericks had filled three assistant coach vacancies, including the one that Van Gundy was “initially meant to fill.” the bank.”