Jeff Van Gundy
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Jeff Van Gundy says he would be ‘surprised’ if the NBA returns to action this season.

NBA owners want to resume the season in the summer, but Van Gundy is not keeping his hopes up.

“I‘m not an expert, but I’d be surprised if the NBA plays again this season. It’s going to be hard to get it back going. I would suspect it will be very difficult. The good thing is I trust (commissioner) Adam Silver to do what’s right and best and not what is in the best interest of money.

If it does (go on), that will be great because you know Adam is putting no one unnecessarily in harm’s way. I hope I’m wrong. I hope in June, July it’s safe for our players to go back to work. I hope I’m pleasantly surprised,” Van Gundy told Marc Berman of The New York Post.

The NBA has suspended the season for at least 30 days, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.