Mike D’Antoni could be on his way out after this season ends, with a possible replacement for the head coach position being Jeff Van Gundy.
According to Sam Amick of The Athletic, the veteran coach’s name is the one he is hearing very often around the Rockets organization.
That’s what Amick said in the Kelly Iko and NBA analyst Mo Dakhil podcast, per NBC Sports:
“As I reported a couple months ago, barring a championship, if they do save the season, I do not get the sense that Mike D’Antoni is going to be back. They’ve had a major divide in the contract negotiations. I’m always cautious when it comes to reporting. So, I’m going to throw in the never say never. Pro sports is a crazy thing. You know what I mean? But the information that we’ve constantly heard is that that bridge, for the most part, has been burned, and now they’re just kind of mutually agreeing to make the best of the time they have together.”
“Jeff Van Gundy’s name is the one that I had heard consistently as a very possible replacement for Mike.”
The previous days, Tom Thibodeau’s name also emerged in the rumor mill for the Rockets’ head coach position. D’Antoni’s future is pretty uncertain, especially if the Rockets won’t have success in the postseason, whenever the NBA returns.