Van Gundy signs TV deal
Former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy signed a five-year contract with ESPN on Monday, a development greeted with approval by at least one of his former players.
“That’s good for me,” Yao Ming said. “Not as many people will know how to defend me.”
Yao said he is a fan of Van Gundy’s mix of analysis and humor, though the humor is different from when Van Gundy was Rockets coach.
“There are two crews on TV: Charles Barkley with Kenny Smith and Jeff with Mark Jackson. Totally different,” Yao said.