Stan Van Gundy Leaving ESPN for TNT in NBA Media Shake-Up
It's a good bet that Van Gundy will be a slam dunk with Turner Sports
After a successful start at ESPN, former NBA head coach Stan Van Gundy could see his media career blow up at TNT.
According to The New York Post, the 59-year-old is close to leaving ESPN and joining Turner Sports as a “prominent game analyst.”
The move could have implications for others at TNT as the network has been going with a three-man booth of Chris Webber, Reggie Miller and Marv Albert for its marquee NBA event, the conference finals.
It would be a big step up for Van Gundy as he mainly appeared on studio shows and on Dan Le Batard’s radio program during his ESPN tenure.
Van Gundy’s brother Jeff is currently on ABC/ESPN’s No. 1 broadcast team so the two could actually become direct competitors.
“I want to do something, but if I’m not coaching, I don’t want to work too hard,” Van Gundy said a year ago before he landed his ESPN gig. “If I’m going to be grinding, then I want to coach. If I’m not going to be coaching, I want to be semi-retired, at least. I really don’t know.”
Van Gundy, who coached for the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons, has a career record of 523-384.
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