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Knicks have no interest in JVG, sources say

From ESPN - April 16, 2018

The New York Knicks have not shown any interest at this point in Jeff Van Gundy as a candidate for their head-coaching position, league sources told ESPN.

Van Gundy, a former Knicks coach and current NBA analyst for ESPN, would be open to talking about the position if he were approached by New York, league sources say. But league sources familiar with the matter say that despite contact between the team and Van Gundy's representatives, there is no interest currently.

Van Gundy coached the Knicks for parts of seven seasons, leading the club to six consecutive playoff appearances and an Eastern Conference title in 1999. New York has won one playoff series since Van Gundy's departure in 2001.

The Knicks are searching for a coach to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired Thursday morning.

The club earlier this week was finalizing plans to meet with their four top candidates: David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse and former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Knicks plan to meet with Fizdale, Jackson and Stackhouse this week, and with Blatt, who is expected to travel to the United States, the following week.

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