Van Gundy vs Van Gundy: Which is the Better Coach?

Van Gundy vs Van Gundy: Tale of the Tape!


Van Gundy, who has been a color commentator for ESPN since 2007, hasn’t coached in the NBA since leading the Rockets from 2003-07. He has, however, worked as a coach for USA Basketball since 2017. 

Van Gundy has a career coaching record of 430-318 (.575) over parts of 11 seasons as head coach in New York and Houston. Van Gundy is 44-44 in the playoffs, including a trip to the 1999 NBA Finals with the Knicks.


Van Gundy, 61, has a 523-384 (.577) regular-season record and 48-43 (.427) playoff record in the NBA.

He led the Magic to the NBA Finals in the 2008-09 season.

Van Gundy's four seasons in Detroit included a dual title as president and coach, and personnel decisions -- particularly in the draft -- played a role in limiting the team's success. Still, Van Gundy did elevate the Pistons out of several years in the lottery to the playoffs in 2016 with 44 victories.

Both Van Gundy’s are 1-4 in the NBA Finals lifetime.

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