Van Gundy

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Van Gundy said : “For great team players and great winners like Jokić, that is the calculus. He would probably love to stick up for himself every single night, but he puts the team ahead of himself,” “Because of that he has to put up with a lot of crap. But at times, it’s going to boil over and it’s hard to fault those guys for drawing the line” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Kyrie Irving ) : “I agree with what New York City did,” “I agree with how the league’s handled it I agree with how the Nets handled it. And Kyrie can make his own decisions but there’s consequences — not only for him, but for the team” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brooklyn Nets ) : “That being said, I still think they’ve accumulated enough talent to win it all, if healthy obviously,” “I think they’re one of the elite teams and I think it will get resolved. I don’t know how, I think we’ll see him play this year and I’m hopeful for Brooklyn and really for NBA fans that we do because he’s a special, special talent” External link

forbes Friday, October 15, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “I don’t think they got coached really hard this year because of the situation. Again, not making an excuse because all 30 teams were in the same situation, you just didn’t have the practice time. Early in the year, the early part of the year you were even limited in like, your meeting with individual players had to be under 15 minutes. Total. For the day” External link

forbes Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think they are both really, really coachable and want to get better and want to be taught and want to be coached,” External link

nola Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a home run that the whole league should adopt,” External link

sltrib Friday, May 21, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Steven's a guy who cares very much about his teammates and is always talking to them, and particularly those two guys [Hayes and Hernangomez]," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "Steven is a guy who cares about his teammates and is always talking to them, and in particular to Willy and Jaxson," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I still don’t think we’ve reached the extent of what he is able to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Teams were just lighting it up from 3,” External link

nola Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think as a coach, quite honestly, I’m not happy," External link

nola Monday, May 17, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Yeah they’re both out, and going ahead I don’t think we’re going to see them again in these last two games,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy disse ( about Luka Doncic ) : "Você vai jogar seu primeiro jogo, você já treinou uma vez e foi um treino ‘meia-boca’. Você passa um período no hotel e depois nós o mandamos lá e dizemos: ‘marque Luka Doncic!’. Não poderia ter sido uma estreia mais difícil que essa e eu achei que ele fez um trabalho muito bom" External link

bemparana Friday, May 14, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If people have complaints, have complaints with me,” External link

nola Friday, May 14, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

usaToday Monday, May 10, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When Nickeil (Alexander-Walker) flipped him the ball, Jaxson was right there,” “He has great touch in that area and knocked it in” External link

nola Monday, May 10, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

gazette Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 10, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You’ve got two veteran guards out there,” “We’re going to play through them at that point. I don’t know who else you would play through at that point. I’m not upset I chose to play through those guys. I would trust them again Sunday, Monday, whenever we play” External link

nola Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "They knew going into in the morning in the walk through," "You saw how they played. They had a really rough second quarter and got down. There are probably a lot of people out there who thought, 'Oh shoot, they're going to die,' and they didn't" External link

nola Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, the biggest positive is our guys’ resilience,” “They keep coming back. And every time people are tempted to sort of write them off and expecting a big letdown, it hasn’t happened. So I think that speaks to the character of this group and I don’t know if there’s anything more important” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Winning teams take care of the ball. Winning teams get back on defense,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “Whether the ball goes in or not and whether the other team makes shots or not — there’s things you don’t have control over. So, we’re not defining winning basketball in terms of the result or the record,” “We want to play and do the things — focus on the things — that win games. And over the long haul, if you do that enough, it all takes care of itself” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s not like our team is going to die or let go of the rope," External link

nola Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s such a big thing,” “It’s a lot bigger than people think. People always look at shooting, and certainly shooting is important. But the most important thing in offensive basketball, and probably the most important thing in defensive basketball, is take care of the ball. Don’t turn it over” External link

nola Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The game was basically decided in the first quarter," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re not up as high on the pick and rolls as consistently,” “So that we’re not in rotation quite as much. That’s probably helped a little bit. But I think most of it is we’ve played it better and harder, whether it’s guys getting more familiar with what we’re supposed to do, even though we haven’t practiced every day” External link

nola Monday, May 3, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our turnovers are just killing us,” “That’s the thing that, if we want to close out the season really well and give ourselves a chance, that’s the thing we’re going to have to stop” External link

highlandstoday Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Ty Lue ) : “I just know he’s a really, really good coach,” “He’s smart with a very even-keeled demeanor. I think he’s able to push guys, in a good way. His teams get better over the course of the season. Ty has been good as a head coach right from the beginning. Right from the get-go” External link

forbes Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have been pretty consistent showing up to compete every single night,” “This is a good group to coach” External link

nola Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I just think it’s a sign of their character,” External link

nola Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To be right there game after game after game and to get yourself ready to play and go out and compete and not be able to finish it off, it’s frustrating for every one of us,” External link

nola Monday, April 26, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To be right there game after game after game and to get yourself ready to play and go out and compete and not be able to finish it off, it’s frustrating for every one of us,” External link

nola Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think it all matters going in,” External link

nola Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The reality of the situation is they’re all big games now," External link

nola Friday, April 23, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I wanted Naji in the game,” External link

nola Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy asked : “Will it change anything? There was a just verdict. But will it have enough larger implications?” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s so hard for me to find optimism in the midst all of this,” “We seem to be, at least in my opinion, to be going backwards on issues of racial equality and justice. We had a lot of years where we didn’t go fast enough. We never have in this country. But I thought we were at least moving in the right direction. I don’t see that now. I think we’re going in the other direction. I think there are people adamantly opposing racial justice that don’t want equality. I think the most graphic example of that is all the voting rights and voting suppression acts that have been coming up in all of these states that regardless of what anyone says is clearly aimed at people of color. So it’s hard for me to be optimistic” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My generation screwed it up. It’s up to the younger generation,” “That’s the only place I find hope, to be honest with you. When I get down, I need to look at my kids and look at athletes in their 20’s where they’re trying to be engaged. That’s where my hope comes from” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Today was really frustrating because I thought our guys played really, really hard," External link

usaToday Monday, April 19, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “High school guys could’ve executed down the stretch,” “High school guys could’ve done what they were supposed to do” External link

nola Monday, April 19, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We are good enough to compete with people, but we don’t do the things at the end of games it takes to win,” “Part of that is a learning experience, but (Sunday) no excuse whatsoever. None. None. I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school. You can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. No excuse whatsoever” External link

nola Monday, April 19, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We deserved to lose. When you do that, you deserve to lose,” “I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school, you can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. So no excuse whatsoever” External link

ChinaPost Monday, April 19, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We deserved to lose. When you do that, you deserve to lose,” “I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school, you can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. So no excuse whatsoever” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It doesn’t matter what I think,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Russell Westbrook ) : “Maybe should’ve had Naji back in there,” “I thought Bled was defending Westbrook pretty well and doing a good job helping. But it’s certainly worth a question and possibly a criticism from you guys” External link

nola Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was a challenge, challenge, challenge,” “He’s smarter than that. And as I said, we should’ve helped him more” External link

nola Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’ll still have a huge role,” “He doesn’t have to worry about that” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning,” “You can never have too many of those guys” External link

ohio Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think his consistent energy has been the biggest thing,” “Early in the year, his energy was a little up and down. It’s been more consistent here in the second half of the season, and that’s really been the key” External link

nola Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He’s had a really hard road to get another shot in the NBA," "I haven’t run into a player, especially a veteran guy, more grateful for an opportunity to play in the league in my entire time in the league. He’s been unbelievable here. To see him go in, only for a few minutes, make a shot and get the appreciation of the fans, I hope he heard it" External link

nola Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we need more out of them, quite honestly,” External link

nola Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The last 7-8 minutes, we played pretty well," "Outside of that, they played harder, more focused and better than we did, but we had better talent and we were able to finish it off" External link

foxnews Monday, April 12, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning," "You can never have too many of those guys" External link

foxnews Monday, April 12, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We need more out of them, quite honestly,” “I think we need more. Those are the two franchise guys. They have to lead the way. To be able to do that, they have to set an example. And not just on offense. On the defensive end of the floor” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This was a Cleveland Cavaliers record-setting night against the New Orleans Pelicans,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There can’t be an excuse of, ‘You put so much on them offensively,’” “The best teams, those best players, play both ends of the floor, period. That’s the way it is. Those two guys understand that” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve said it several times, even when we had a four-game winning streak earlier in the year, there are no corners to turn,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I say this all the time: It had nothing to with game plan or scheme or anything like that,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s just about our approach,” “There’s not any way to make it easier. We have to show up ready to play and when we do, we can play with anyone. We have proven that” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning,” “You can never have too many of those guys” External link

ChinaPost Monday, April 12, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He had the ball in hands all the time and the ability to make plays and everything else," External link

nola Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We want to get him more experience with that stuff going forward because I think that's where his future is in this game," External link

nola Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I hope it’s an anomaly,” External link

nola Friday, April 9, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play," "I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything" External link

foxnews Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play,” “I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play,” “I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything” External link

click2houston Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I thought he played fine, certainly as well as you could expect for somebody who hasn’t played in a year," External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought he played fine, certainly as well as you could expect for somebody who hasn’t played in a year,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Obviously he looked around and knew what was going on when we played on Friday and how tough it was,” External link

nola Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “I don’t think people — players especially — understand sometimes the meaning of humility,” “It’s not modesty. Humility is not saying, ‘Oh, I’m really not that good,’ and not getting into an ego thing. Humility is being able to sit back and realistically look at what do I have to do to get better? "That’s a tough thing for a lot of guys. I think what Lonzo has done over the last two years to improve his shooting is one of the best stories in this league” External link

nola Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It was a great win to get," "We made some plays down the stretch and got some stops. We fought hard and got some rebounds and that’s what really matters" External link

foxnews Monday, April 5, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s going to be very significant,” “No question. Obviously, we feel it defensively. He’s a guy who’s guarded 1 through 4 for us. He’s our best defensive rebounder. He had 16 defensive rebounds last night in the game. We’re going to miss him a lot at both ends. Plus, he’s a guy who can get out, lead the break, go coast to coast and score. He makes a decent enough amount of 3s. It’s a big loss” External link

nola Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “All year, we basically played a three-man rotation,” “We played Zion, Brandon and Josh at the 3 and 4. When we had Nico, we threw him in some. For the most part, it was those three guys” External link

nola Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s hard to look at the 31. It doesn’t make it as glamorous. Like you said, there are little things that happened along the way. But at the end of the day, the one thing I’ve been holding onto is the gift is for me to be here, to be out here, to be in this position. To have a game like that is a bonus. Of course you want to win. But it keeps you grounded when you’re not facing that as an end all be all”. Van Gundy’s rotation went eight players deep. Josh Hart and newcomer James Johnson started at the forward spots. Johnson, who was acquired at last week’s trade deadline, was a bright spot. He connected on 3 of 5 shots from 3-point territory en route to a season-high 17 points. With 1:28 to go in overtime, New Orleans took a four-point lead on Steven Adams’ tip-in. On its next possession, Hart turned the ball over, one of his five giveaways in the game. Guard Eric Bledsoe was responsible for four himself. Alexander-Walker had six turnovers. “We talked about it before the game," "If we drive the ball into the paint, they’re all going to come into the paint. Pass the ball to the open guy out there. Stay on the floor. Make passes. Two things: We were trying to force interior passes. And we were jumping in the air throwing the ball and getting stuck up there" External link

nola Friday, April 2, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "To me, they're such arbitrary numbers," "What, if you get 10, 10 and 10 that's better than 35, nine and nine? There's a big difference between 15 points and 35 points. There's a big difference between 10 rebounds and 18 rebounds. And there's a big difference between 10 assists and 17 assists. So, to say a triple-double is a measure of a great game, I don't know" External link

chinadaily Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, the one thing with me, and I think I’ve been consistent about this throughout my career, is you’ll hear people say it from time to time, that’s it’s a business,” “Well, it is. Players are going to want to do what’s best for them, and they have every damn right to do that. And organizations have every damn right to do what’s best for their organization. I have problems when it gets skewed, when it’s a business from my end but it should not be a business on your end. That’s not right. It’s a business on both ends, and everybody should do what’s best for them. That part of it — the business part of basketball” External link

nola Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, they’re such arbitrary numbers,” “What, if you get 10, 10 and 10 that’s better than 35, nine and nine? ... There’s a big difference between 15 points and 35 points. There’s a big difference between 10 rebounds and 18 rebounds. And there’s a big difference between 10 assists and 17 assists. So, to say a triple-double is a measure of a great game, I don’t know” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I knew going into the season we would run some plays with him handling the ball,” “Did I think we would just have him be the primary ball handler the entire fourth quarter of close games? No, I didn’t have that expectation” External link

nola Monday, March 29, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I knew going into the season we would run some plays with him handling the ball,” “Did I think we would just have him be the primary ball handler the entire fourth quarter of close games? No, I didn’t have that expectation” External link

nola Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It's the NBA of today," "Double figures (for a lead) is nothing" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He had done some stuff before,” “Thought he was doing better. Thought he could go. Got out there and really couldn’t go. Did not do much of practice” External link

nola Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a day of a lot of distractions for a lot of guys,” “You just go out and get your work done and focus on what your team does and keep it as normal as you can. I think that’s the best thing you can do. Our guys were good and focused in practice, and I’m sure it’s on a lot of guys’ minds what’s going on” External link

nola Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, Jaxson defensively has been a lot more active,” “He’s trying to get on the boards. And his energy was good. He’s running up and down the floor. Rolling hard. I like everything about what he’s doing. And what I really like is he’s put together five or six straight games of playing like that” External link

nola Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do think he knows that he’s got a very good player that is sitting there behind him,” External link

nola Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When he knows he’s going to get big minutes, he plays better, as most people do,” “He relaxes a little. He’s more under control. When his minutes are inconsistent, I think he was pressing hard, trying to prove, maybe not making as good of decisions. Tonight, I thought he was under control and made good decisions” External link

nola Monday, March 22, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a long, straight road,” “It’s a marathon. It’s a grind. As soon as you think you’ve turned a corner and we’ve got it now, we go back and play a Minnesota game. It’s what you bring every single night” External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The first three games here after the break have shown one thing,” “We’re capable of being very, very good, and we’re capable of being very, very bad. It’s all about what we bring to the game” External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," "It seems to me it's really our only way to get past this whole experience with COVID and be able to open up more and to keep people safe" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 15, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," "It seems to me it's really our only way to get past this whole experience with covid and be able to open up more and to keep people safe" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "That’s Jax. Jaxson could have five of those a game if he wanted to. It was crazy”. In three games since the All-Star break, the Pelicans have gone all in on their youth. The results have been mixed but overall encouraging. Kira Lewis Jr. and Nickeil Alexander-Walker impacted the game with their defense in the first half. They combined for three steals, a total that might’ve been higher if Alexander-Walker didn’t have to leave early with a right ankle sprain. Hayes’ uptick in production has been much-needed. The second-year center was booted out of the rotation for much of February. He regained his spot right before the All-Star break. He has scored in double figures in four of his past five games. His energy level has picked up. Contesting shots without fouling has been a huge issue for Hayes. On Sunday, he committed one foul. “He’s getting better," External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," External link

newshub Monday, March 15, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We need to understand where that comes from,” “As a government, as an establishment, we’ve done some pretty bad things. And so, over time, there’s people out there who remember experiments and things done on people of colour without their consent. And there’s not a trust level. ... Whether we agree with that or not, you have to understand it” External link

Stuff Monday, March 15, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Dwight Howard ) : “He did a pretty good imitation of me,” “He didn’t try to do my voice like Dwight Howard used to do. But his words were pretty right on” External link

nola Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "But we’ll take a bloody win”. Williamson's highlights included an alley-oop dunk over Love and a reverse layup as he was fouled by Love. Williamson later added a floater after drawing a foul from JaVale McGee with an in-air ball fake. The first-time Pelicans All-Star also mixed in a couple of the feisty put-backs for which he's become known since making his NBA debut in the middle of last season. Ingram hit three 3-pointers, added some mid-range jumpers and also attacked the rim, most notably when sank a left-handed finger-roll off the glass after soaring across the paint. Pelicans reserve center Jaxson Hayes scored all of his season-high 13 points in the first half, highlighted by a pair of alley-oop dunks. TIP-INS. Cavaliers: Newly signed guard Quinn Cook had 13 points in 16 1/2 minutes. He was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and 8 of 8 overall. ... Center Jarrett Allen blocked three shots and grabbed seven rebounds. ... Cedi Ausman missed eight of nine shots, including all six 3s he took. Pelicans: Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 15 points. ... With his 10th point of the night, Ingram, now in his fifth season, reached 5,000 career points in his 290th game. ... Outscored Cleveland 66-40 in the paint. ... Outrebounded the Cavs 70-33. PERIMETER PROBLEMS. New Orleans shot 6 of 24 from 3-point range, one night after going 6 of 32. “Our 3-point shooting in March has been not good," “Those troubles continued, so it’s not like we just had a hot shooting night. We actually really struggled from the perimeter. We did it with our defense and our rebounding tonight” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It was a great response off last night," "But you can’t have those games only when you’re responding to a bad game or you can never put anything together. As happy as I was to see it tonight, we need to have that approach every night. It doesn’t mean we have to win every game. But you need that kind of consistency" External link

nola Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It wasn’t pretty,” Van Gundy said. “Hopefully we did enough, but not too much, and we’re ready to play. But I have no way of knowing until we get into the games”. The result in New Orleans’ first game after the All-Star break was a carryover from the first half of the season. They blew a double-digit lead. They played bad defense, which was even horrid in stretches. The Pelicans lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the NBA’s worst team, 135-105 on Thursday at Smoothie King Center. They jumped out to an early 16-point lead, but from late in the first quarter on, they were thoroughly outplayed. New Orleans (15-22) fell to Minnesota — which entered the night with just seven wins, the fewest in the NBA by three — for the second time this season. In the third quarter, fans inside Smoothie King Center — approximately 3,000 of them — booed the home team hard following an Eric Bledsoe missed 3 that nearly left a dent in the backboard. Bledsoe missed seven of the eight shots he took. Earlier in the quarter, he airballed a wide-open 3. “My message to them is, I understand their frustration," External link

nola Friday, March 12, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Anthony Edwards ) : "They should be frustrated. They should be upset. The way we played tonight is unacceptable. That would be my message. It will get fixed if we bring a lot more to the game. I’m not going to guarantee it will get fixed. We have to bring a lot more to the game”. New Orleans’ issues ran much deeper than a bad shooting night from one of its starting guards. In the second quarter, the Pelicans gave up 40 points to the Timberwolves, who came into the night ranked third-to-last in offensive efficiency. Star center Karl-Anthony Town scored 16 points. He was the Timberwolves' fourth-leading scorer. No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards scored 25. Off the Minnesota bench, Jaden McDaniels had 20, Jaylen Nowell had 28 and Naz Reid, the former LSU big man, had 15. The Timberwolves’ reserves outscored the Pelicans’ 72-43. “We didn’t compete," External link

nola Friday, March 12, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The challenge is not hard to know what we need to do better and differently and all that,” External link

nola Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is not coaching in any way like I’ve ever coached before,” “This is a totally, totally different thing. And it is for everybody. We just have to find a way to do it the best we can” External link

nola Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, it comes down to one thing: Are we going to guard at a decent level or not?” External link

nola Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We finally got some life with that unit. Our starters had been absolutely dominated all night.ȁ#x201d; Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Carter grabbed 15 rebounds for Chicago, which began to pull away for good when White’s four-point play on a 3-pointer as he was fouled by Ingram pushed the Bulls’ lead to 51-41 with 3:37 left in the first half. Young’s layup as he was fouled by Williamson and Garrett Temple’s free throws capped a 20-4 run to close the half and put Chicago up 64-45. TIP-INS. Bulls: LaVine hit 12 of 19 shots, going 4 of 8 from deep and hitting all eight of his free throws. He also had eight assists. … Patrick Williams scored 13 points and Denzel Valentine scored 11. … Chicago improved to 8-8 on the road. … The Bulls shot 51.1% (48 of 94), hit 12 of 28 3s and 20 of 22 free throws. … Chicago blocked eight shots, with Williams and Young each blocking three. Pelicans: Williamson had nine rebounds and five assists. … Josh Hart scored 13 points, while Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe each scored 12. … New Orleans shot 55.4% (46 of 83) overall. STRESSING PRIORITIES. While Van Gundy praised Williamson individually for working on his free throws after the game, he expressed concern about his offensively prolific squad’s priorities. ȁ#x201c;One of our problems is our guys will beat themselves up about missing shots, missing free throws, all of that, but the defensive stuff just doesn’t get to them in the same way,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 5, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I just know that he was hurting. I know that he's had it for a while. I know it was getting worse,” “As far as how close he was to playing or anything else, I don't really have any idea” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 5, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If I made any mistake down the stretch, it was probably trying to do too many things to create opportunities when they were loaded up on him, and we probably should have done some other stuff,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Those guys kick themselves for missing shots,” “But 3-point shooting is volatile. It’s going to go up and down. We’ll find ways to get points. We’ll get to the free-throw line. We’ll get to the rim. But we’ve got to be able to stop people” External link

nola Monday, March 1, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think the mistake players, coaches, fans, media and everybody makes, is when you start thinking you turned the corner,” External link

nola Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I haven’t noticed it, I’ve got to be honest, I just haven’t," External link

foxnews Friday, February 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "a lot bigger goals than just the All-Star game, right? It’s a good little stepping stone for him, but I have a feeling he’s not finished”. Detroit was up by seven late in the half before Williamson scored on a dribble drive in the final seconds of the quarter to make it 69-64. Pistons: Fell to 3-15 on the road. ... Wayne Ellington started after resting a night earlier in Orlando. He had seven points and three assists in 24 minutes, missing six of seven 3-point attempts. ... Mykhailiuk finished with 12 points and Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12. ... Sekou Doumbouya was limited to 22 minutes in part because he was called for his fifth foul half way through the third quarter. ... Detroit went 13 of 37 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Josh Hart led Pelicans reserves with 11 points. ... Starting guards Eric Bledsoe and Ball each scored 10 points. Ball also added eight assists. ... New Orleans shot 55.6% (50 of 90), including 10 of 23 from deep. ... The Pelicans outscored Detroit 74-60 in the paint and outscored the Pistons 26-13 on fast breaks. While Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy credited his club's late-game defense in their previous two games — both victories — he said his team is far from a finished product on that end of the court. “It’s going to take a lot more defensively," External link

hammondstar Friday, February 26, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I didn't like their points in the paint," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s going to take a lot more defensively,” “It is. We have flashes. The last two fourth quarters have been good defensively. I thought for most of the Celtics game we were good defensively. But we don’t haver enough sense of urgency on a consistent basis” External link

nola Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “The guy who hasn’t gotten credit — he’s gotten credit, but not near as much as he deserves — is Lonzo,” “He’s been outstanding. He had that injury. Missed some games. Was a little limited. Since we came off that West Coast road trip, he’s been outstanding. Shooting the ball well. Making good decisions. His defense has been good” External link

nola Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s going to take a lot more defensively," "We don’t have enough sense of urgency on a consistent basis yet. We haven’t built that habbit. I’m not sure we think of ourselves as a defensive team. ... Our defensive mentality and execution still has a ways to go" External link

foxnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "a lot bigger goals than just the All-Star game, right? It’s a good little stepping stone for him, but I have a feeling he’s not finished”. Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first action since missing two games with a sore right ankle. His putback gave the Pelicans a 121-111 lead with 2:15 left. The Pelicans' strong finish came after they'd trailed most of the first three quarters before thwarting the Pistons' bid to win two road games in consecutive nights. Josh Jackson scored 25, and Mason Plumlee added 21 points for Detroit, which led by 10 in the first half and nine in the third quarter. Saban Lee and Saddiq Bey each scored 13 points. “We couldn’t buy shots at the right time, but I was overall pleased with our approach,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “For whatever reason, we ran out of gas down the stretch”. The Pistons looked sharp early, combining for nine 3s and shooting 53.1% overall (26 of 49) in scoring a season-best 69 first-half points. Detroit got 36 first-half points from reserves including 10 from Jackson and nine from Svi Mykhailiuk on three 3s. The Piston's led by as many as 10 when Jackson's floater made it 43-33. Detroit was up by seven late in the half before Williamson scored on a dribble drive in the final seconds of the quarter to make it 69-64. TIP-INS. Pistons: Fell to 3-15 on the road. ... Wayne Ellington started after resting a night earlier in Orlando. He had seven points and three assists in 24 minutes, missing six of seven 3-point attempts. ... Mykhailiuk finished with 12 points and Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12. ... Sekou Doumbouya was limited to 22 minutes in part because he was called for his fifth foul half way through the third quarter. ... Detroit went 13 of 37 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Josh Hart led Pelicans reserves with 11 points. ... Starting guards Eric Bledsoe and Ball each scored 10 points. Ball also added eight assists. ... New Orleans shot 55.6% (50 of 90), including 10 of 23 from deep. ... The Pelicans outscored Detroit 74-60 in the paint and outscored the Pistons 26-13 on fast breaks. DEFENSIVE LIABILITIES. While Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy credited his club's late-game defense in their previous two games — both victories — he said his team is far from a finished product on that end of the court. “It’s going to take a lot more defensively," External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think he is to the point now that when he misses, he even knows what he did,” “He is somebody you welcome going to the free-throw line at this point” External link

nola Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re getting absolutely crushed at the 3-point line,” “It’s not all in pick and rolls, but it’s probably the only thing we can scheme for in pick and rolls. We, the coaches, me, primarily, have to find a way to get the 3s under control to give ourselves a chance. If you look at the rest of our defensive numbers, they’re not bad” External link

nola Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “We just tried to get in a two-man game with our two best players,” “That was all we tried to get. Brandon and Zion, the two-man game together. Didn’t get much out of it” External link

nola Friday, February 19, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Memphis Grizzlies ) : “For a month, we have been the best offense in the league. It’s not that I’m not happy with our offense or that I don’t want to talk about it. It’s just that that hasn’t been our problem". 2. Adjustment against Ja equals stops. In the first quarter, it looked like the Pelicans might be in for a long night against Ja Morant. The second-year guard, who’s the heart of the Grizzlies’ offense, was getting into the lane at will. In their pick-and-roll coverage, the Pelicans were dropping their big man back toward the basket, which was not the plan, their coach said. "That is not what we wanted,” “Our bigs did a good job of getting up and not giving him angles to get downhill as much. If he gets into the paint, he’s unbelievable” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If we want to be a playoff contender and the whole thing, we have to move out of the bottom of the league defensively and at least start inching our way into the middle of the pack,” “That’s where our emphasis is going to be on these last nine games before the break” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think now we have to take a look at who we’re playing and how many minutes and what rotations and figure out if there is a way that we can play better defense,” “But, I’m being honest with you, I don’t know how many of our guys really have a defensive mentality” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The question on us right now is competitive character,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t know what else you go to,” External link

nola Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I love his mindset. I love his approach to the game. I just really love his mentality,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I’ve had zero to do with that. Our guys have just gotten comfortable playing together," "We’re making plays for each other. We’re getting higher quality shots" External link

foxnews Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “People looked at Zion as an inside guy,” “They were saying you have two inside guys. Zion is not an inside guy. He can go inside. But he’s a perimeter player. He’s a playmaker with the ball” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t know what to tell you,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The thing you’ve seen with Lonzo is more aggressiveness taking the ball to the basket,” “I think that’s huge for us. There is so much attention paid to Zion and Brandon. For him to be able to get to the rim and finish and make plays, I’ve been really, really happy with that” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We think of basketball as being about athletic ability and skills,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We didn’t run anything that complicated,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is a game of decisions,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They both are working a lot harder,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : "We tried to get the ball in the hands of our best players," "Zion and Brandon had the ball all the time and they did a good job. They made plays, and that’s what you rely on them to do. ... Right now, they’re really trusting their teammates and their teammates are delivering" External link

foxnews Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The only thing Kira needs to do is get from like 160 pounds to like 175,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we all want him to play,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I didn’t think that we passed the ball, quite honestly,” “I thought it was a lot of 1 on 1 and a lot of tough shots” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s a little bit late on things,” “I also think his lack of strength as a young guy gets him into some situations where he fouls. He’s got a ways to go. He’s working hard. He’ll eventually get there” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Willy Hernangomez ) : “We know that Willy is a good player,” “When we signed him, I was excited about the signing. He’s a good basketball player with some experience. Your decision becomes basically are you going to play him and take the minutes from a young guy like Jaxson Hayes? That’s what it comes down to. That’s really as simple as a decision gets. It’s either he or Jaxson. It’s not going to be both of them” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There’s always a plan in place,” “Always, for everything, a plan in place. Some blow up quickly. Others work out better. There is always a plan” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our transition defense in the second quarter was horrendous,” External link

nola Monday, February 1, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have been on a pretty steady defensive decline since the sixth or seventh game of the season,” “It’s frustrating to me because that’s a big part of my job. Or at least the way I looked at this job coming in, it was to try to get us to improve at the defensive end of the floor. I thought we came out of camp guarding at a pretty high level, especially for the early part of the season. The level that we’re guarding at now, it’s not acceptable” External link

nola Monday, February 1, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve said this to you guys maybe 10 straight games, 11 straight games,” “We need a whole different defensive disposition. We just do. To keep the ball in front of us. To fight. To make shots more difficult” External link

nola Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s frustrating to me because that’s a big part of my job,” “Or at least the way I looked at this job coming in, it was to try to get us to improve at the defensive end of the floor. I thought we came out of camp guarding at a pretty high level, especially for the early part of the season. The level that we’re guarding at now, it’s not acceptable” External link

nola Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Against a really good defensive team that really guards the paint, we needed to spread the floor out a little bit,” External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “I did not plan to not play JJ,” “Both Lonzo and Bled had it going. We didn’t go real deep into the bench. JJ will be back in there very soon” External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "His name was the first one to come up all the time, so I know to the younger guys on our team he meant a great deal," External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They’re pretty happy with how he looked after the game,” “Don’t know the total picture. But they told me it was pretty positive” External link

nola Friday, January 29, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was too bad because he was off to a really good start,” External link

nola Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "That’s something that those guys want to do," "They helped their teammates win and they still put up big numbers" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy wrote : "While I've known him since he was with the AJC but was lucky to work with him at NBA TV," "I got to know him well enough to know 3 things — I was lucky to spend time with him, I wanted to know him better and he was a good man" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful, to say the least," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "If those guys will not make the effort to turn it around, then I think you have to make moves and play other people," "But I have a faith that these guys will turn it around. And they better do it quickly" External link

wsau Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful, to say the least," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful to say the least,” “But when you lose somebody that you know, and that you admire and respect and who’s young; he might not be young by some of your guys’ definitions. But young by my standards. It’s just really, really hard. This thing is so scary. It’s brought so much grief to so many people. There are a lot of people grieving a great man in Atlanta today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I can go get other guys who would probably never turn the ball over but can’t go get 25 or 30 points,” “Am I at that point yet? I’m not. I think these guys will turn it around. I have confidence in that. I would say more I have a faith in that. Faith is a belief in things unseen. I haven’t seen enough of it. But I still have faith that they will turn it around” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the great axioms of coaching, I think, is you can lose with anybody,” “If those guys will not make the effort to turn it around, then I think you have to make moves and play other people. But I have a faith that these guys will turn it around. And they better do it quickly” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, the answer to these problems is your best players have to take responsibility to defend and play harder and to take care of the ball,” “Yeah, we can go get other guys. I can go get other guys who would probably never turn the ball over but can’t go get 25 or 30 points. Am I at that point yet? I’m not. I think these guys will turn it around. I have a confidence in that. I would say more I have a faith in that. Faith is a belief in things unseen. I haven’t seen enough of it. But I still have faith that they will turn it around” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought we got out-worked across the board,” “We didn’t put enough into that game. That’s extremely, extremely disappointing” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility," "You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The formula we talk about is defend, rebound and take care of the ball, and tonight the answers to that were no, no, and none," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility,” “You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis” External link

usaToday Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility,” “You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It usually is not an overnight thing if you’re struggling,” “It will take some time. It’s about habit-building. Our habits have slipped since the early part of the season, which is something I talked about even before the game yesterday. We’ve got to find a way to get our habits back but really to get our defensive disposition back, where we play harder, where we’re into people more” External link

nola Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s been a tough stretch,” “We can’t get down about it. What we need to do is learn and get better. At the defensive end of the floor, we’ve got to get our aggression back. We’ve got to be tougher. We’ve had stretches in all of those games where we’ve defended pretty well. A lot of times you defend well and the other team scores. We have tended to drop our heads a little bit. Get frustrated and discouraged instead of fighting through it. And that’s something we talked about today also” External link

nola Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We just don’t put any pressure on anybody,” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do think we’ve taken a step back,” “I don’t think we’re taking great pride in it individually or as a group” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We don’t want to do a lot of that,” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “That’s something we’ve got to take a hard look at. We have been slow in giving them alternate coverages defensively,” “We’re trying to get good at one thing. But obviously, we need to help them schematically now too, to help them do a better job” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s not about that right now,” “It’s about continuing to actually make adjustments in our system and improve what we’re doing to get better to play the last 59 games of the year. Not just Thursday night against Utah” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think it was the fact that they were scoring on every single possession,” “We said, ‘Maybe that’s not a good thing. Maybe we should try something else.’ It was pretty much that simple. Just to try to break their rhythm a little bit. I don’t think it did a whole lot, but I think it did for a couple of minutes. We don’t want to do a lot of that” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This guy is one of the unique talents that I have seen in the league,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we need him to do all of those things,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Only a little bit of it in the post tonight,” “There weren’t that many post-ups. It was really him going on the drive. I thought he played really, really well. Made a couple of good passes as well” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He probably should shoot twice as many free throws as he does,” “Because he doesn’t get knocked off balance and fall down. They just let him play through it. Early in the second half, we could hear the slap. The ref said, ‘I heard the slap, too. But I didn’t see it.’ But OK, it’s your job to see it. He’s not even getting calls, and he’s efficient” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have two great young talents,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s just something that for us is not as easy or as natural for teams that are playing four or five guys at a time that stretch the floor,” External link

nola Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “What do they have in common? They’re all guys that play both ends of the floor,” “They’re two-way guys. My challenge is to create a better offensive framework and spacing for [Williamson and Ingram]. Their challenge is to take the responsibility defensively, that they step forward and become better defenders and part of the solution at that end of the floor” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re trying to create more situations for him, [like] having the ball on the perimeter and being able to attack,” “Whether he’s handling on pick-and-rolls or getting opportunities to drive the ball and shoot the ball. That’s going to take some time. Not only for him, but for our team. We have to develop some of those things. This guy is one of the most unique talents that I’ve seen in the league. Trying to create a package for him is challenging yet fun at the same time” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “His future is really, really bright,” “He’s got the whole package. He’s got the speed and quickness. He can shoot the ball. He can pass the ball. And he’s a great high-character guy that is only going to get better because he’s committed to being better because he wants to be coached. I’m really excited about his future” External link

nola Monday, January 18, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We give up huge runs in games,” “Our defense loses its edge. Offensively, the other teams takes us out of offense. We become very, very individual and just trying to hit home runs. It’s something we have to change” External link

nola Monday, January 18, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The one thing about Kira is he’s not going to get flustered,” “He’s just not -- even if things don’t go well. He’s got a great demeanor about him. He’s very even-keeled. He’s very focused. Nobody is going to screw him up mentally -- not any defender, not me, not anybody. Nobody’s going to screw him up mentally. He’s a tough-minded guy. He’s got a lot to work with there. I was proud of the way he played tonight” External link

al Friday, January 15, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It wasn't just that we didn't make buckets -- we couldn't stop them from making any buckets," "They dominated both ends in that quarter" External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 15, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “They decided they were going to load up their whole defense on Brandon,” “Nickeil did a great, great job in attacking pick-and-rolls and scoring” External link

nola Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The big measure for young guys is not what happens when everything is rolling your way,” “It’s what happens when you’re having a frustrating night. The ball is not going in. You’re not getting some calls. That’s the test of your composure and everything else” External link

nola Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s not with us here at the game tonight,” “He’s back in his hotel room and we’ll know more as further results come back” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’ve got to make sure we’re improving that part of the defense without sacrificing paint protection," External link

nola Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about James Harden ) : “Let’s say he had come in and asked for a trade but then done everything right. Would he have been traded today? The answer is absolutely not,” “This comes directly from an agent’s playbook that you have to act like a jerk to get what you want. I think everyone would agree that (Harden) brought it to a head with his postgame press conference. James Harden is very smart. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he got what he wanted because he was willing to act poorly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We're in the middle of a huge surge of it and I just want everyone to be as careful as possible," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Usually it takes all the juice out of everybody,” “But we actually had an outstanding practice today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was a surprisingly good practice,” “My expectations were that when you have a game canceled and now you’re going to try to practice, it’s going to be a little like pulling teeth, which was probably a little unfair expectation of our guys anyway. I haven’t had any reason to question their work ethic all year. I probably shouldn’t have questioned it today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think that we’ve got to get back to doing those foundational things every day we have a practice,” “You’re going to get a couple practices a week in. We’ve got to use that time, even if it’s not a lot of time. We’re obviously not going to be able to do that for two hours a day like we did in training camp where we could hit on things every day. Hopefully, over time, we will continue to build good habits that will carry over into games” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is the NBA in 2021,” “I don’t really have any big reaction to it. It’s just the way it is. It will likely not be the last time. You just move on and do what you have to do that day. I know it’s cliche, but in this year, it’s absolutely true: It is literally one day at a time” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My only concern is for people getting it,” “It’s not basketball related and how many guys will have to play a game or anything like that. I’m not one of these guys who has downplayed this thing at all. First of all personally, I’m 61 years old. The s**t scares me. It scares me. I don’t want to get it. I’m scared of other people getting it too. I just don’t want anyone in our group or anyone else to get it” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The basketball stuff, whatever happens, like what happened today — a game postponed — we’ll take care of all of that,” “But that’s secondary. This is as serious virus. I know people who have had it. I know people who have been ill from it. I don’t want it, and I don’t want anyone else to have it. We’re in the middle of a huge surge of it, and I don’t want anyone to else get it” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Over the last four games, we've had very little defensive mentality and defensive disposition," External link

wsau Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My brother had gone to one of his practices,” “He asked him, ‘What do you you guys work on to cut the turnovers?’ He said, ‘it’s the simplest thing in the world. Don’t play the guys who turn it over.’ I don’t want to get to that. Because some of those guys, we need. And some of those guys have to create shots. But we can’t have everybody out on the floor turning the ball over. We need some guys in our starting lineup, especially, who will take care of the ball” External link

nola Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “A lot of it is just personal responsibility,” “We have so many where we’re casual with the ball. We just throw it without thinking. Ball gets stolen. We’ve got to be more professional” External link

nola Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our defensive drop off in the time coming out of training camp has been very noticeable,” “I thought we came out of training camp with a real defensive mentality. We still made mistakes. But we came out with a defensive mentality. But over the past four games, we’ve had very little defensive mentality. Very little defensive disposition” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My brother had gone to one of his practices,” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “A lot of it is just personal responsibility,” “We have so many where we’re casual with the ball. We just throw it without thinking. Ball gets stolen. We’ve got to be more professional. Some of it is our offense needs to be better. Our spacing needs to be better to make plays. Some of it is we have to take a look at things where we’re forcing plays. If you’re an individual player and you’re continually turning the ball over four times a game, it has to stop. You have to adjust your offense, and it has to stop” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Some of those guys have to create shots,” “But we can’t have everybody out on the floor turning the ball over. We need some guys in our starting lineup especially who will take care of the ball” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Steve Adams ) : "If you look at our on-court and off-court numbers and our plus-minus, he's been carrying us all year," "If Steven's on the court we're a really good team; if Steven's off the court, we're not. It's because the guy plays [hard] every possession, and that's what we need to get everybody doing" External link

newstalkzb Friday, January 8, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you,” “This is a shameful day for our country” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy added ( about Donald Trump ) : "They've operated in a win-at-all-costs attitude (Trump's administration) and I've always thought if you operated with a win-at-all-costs attitude, it's going to be a pretty unfulfilling ending," External link

heart Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, the number should be 10,” "No more than 10. They averaged 7.5 coming in" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’re not going to get up the number of 3s that other people get up," External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’ve got to defend. We’ve got to rebound, which we’ve been doing pretty consistently. And we’ve got to attack the paint. And we’ve got to make the 3s we get. If we go 7 for 22, we win the game. We went 4 for 22”. As usual, Zion Williamson (29 points) and Brandon Ingram (24 points) carried the load. Williamson was difficult to contain inside, where he had a significant size advantage against Darius Bazley. Ingram scored primarily in the midrange. Ingram broke a tie with 57 seconds remaining, when he sank a contested jumper from the right wing. On the Thunder’s next possession, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander baited Ball into fouling him from 3. Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 21 points, converted all three free throws. The loss spoiled a solid effort from from long-time Thunder center Steven Adams. The Kiwi big man had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. He was the Pelicans’ first player to record a triple-double this season. “If you look at our on-court, off-court numbers, he’s been carrying us all year," "It’s basically if Steven is on the court, we’re a really good team. If Steven is off the court, we’re not" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "You just wonder if this is an isolated incident or the beginning of a real demise of our country," "I don’t think we should take our democracy for granted" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think everybody on both sides of the political aisle should be able to agree on that," External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you,” “This is a shameful day for our country” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : "If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you. This is a shameful day for our country" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were trying to get the ball in our best player’s hands and play out of it," External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : "He didn’t really have the juice left to penetrate and get to the rim, so he had to rely on the pull up, which he’s good at. But again, we saw in the San Antonio game, we ride him so hard, and he runs out of gas. We should’ve done something a little bit different”. Ingram has been excellent to start the season. His shot-making ability and pinpoint passing is perhaps the single biggest reason why the Pelicans have won more games than they have lost. But how the Pelicans fared down the stretch Monday suggested their late-game offense needs to be more equitable. Right now, one player is carrying an enormous load. “I think that we’ve got to get more movement late in the game," External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’ve just got to get better with the ball,” “It’s been a major problem for two years here now. We have some games where we take care of the ball and we play well and we win. When we don’t, we struggle. A lot of that is individual guys making plays and being solid with the ball. They were physical tonight, a lot of grabbing and holding. We’ve got to play a lot stronger” External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The thing I like the best — there’s still a lot to work on obviously — but it’s their resiliency,” External link

nola Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I was asked before the game how I would get them ready emotionally, and I said I wasn’t really worried about that,” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, in this season the games are coming quickly,” “You’ve got to be able to let go of the last one and get ready for the next one. That’s going to be a key for everyone this season; the whole next game/last game thing” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve got a really good friend who is a major league baseball manager, who’s now a bench coach for Baltimore, Freddy Gonzales,” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He plays with a good energy level,” “I think he’s made some really nice strides on the defensive end of the floor. I’ve got good trust in him there. He can definitely score the ball. The turnovers have to come down” External link

nola Friday, January 1, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “That’s how we have to play,” “We’re a throwback NBA team. We’re big and strong and physical. We’re a team that’s going to attack the paint. Those numbers have to be good. We have to offensive rebound the ball. And we have to keep other people from scoring in the paint. That’s who we are, and that’s how we’re going to win” External link

nola Friday, January 1, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I still am not sure what the best way for us to play is,” “I know we want to play with good pace. I also know that we want to play with more structure and discipline. Trying to find that balance is hard” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If we don’t get anything, get it to the other side of the floor and play,” “I thought Phoenix did an outstanding job of that last night. We’re a one-option team right now, and we tend to be stagnant and stand around and go one-on-one. We’ve got to get the ball moving and get into more actions” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Right now, I’m more focused on us playing better based on who is out there,” “I don’t think it’s a problem of chemistry, of having certain units together. I think it’s a systemic problem that we’re all having right now. We’ve just got to get better. That’s where my focus is” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought in the fourth quarter that group did a – look, it’s a blowout game – but when you get your minutes in this league, you have to play them to the best of your ability, and I thought those guys did that,” “They played hard at the defensive end of the floor. I thought they played well offensively. I thought they did a good job. I really did. All of them, I was proud of the way they played” External link

al Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The middle two quarters, I don’t even know what to tell you,” “There was nothing. Nothing good, it wasn’t one thing. We couldn’t contain them on the dribble, we couldn’t handle the ball, their pressure really got us, the pace got us. They had a much higher energy level” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus," "I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do" External link

foxnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When you take care of the ball, when you defend, when you rebound and when you don’t foul, you will generally at least have a chance to win,” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody a chance,” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s not a matter, to me, of how many guys I use,” “It’s the minutes. We played 70 minutes off the bench tonight. It still puts our starters averaging 33 minutes a game. But that, I think, is about where you want your best players” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Today we watched film on that,” “Then we went out and went through those situations on the floor today, too, and had them make their calls and recognize situations and everything. Hopefully, we’re getting closer. I don’t expect we’ll play with no breakdowns, but we’d like to be a lot better than we were on Christmas Day” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy admitted : “I probably didn’t use my bench enough, so had some tired guys on the floor,” External link

nola Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody else a chance,” “That’s on me. I’ve got to start using those guys more and giving them a chance so we’re not as tired late in the game” External link

nola Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody a chance,” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Steve Adams ) : "Probably the most surprising thing is calling a 27-year-old guy like Steven one of the old guys," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, December 26, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We had a lot of problems in our pick and roll defense that second quarter, where we weren’t locked into what we were doing,” “I think guys were confused. That’s something we have to clear up, that’s something we have to work on” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I probably didn’t use my bench enough, so had some tired guys on the floor,” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We dug ourselves a big hole,” “You generally need your best players to get back into it. I probably played them too long. In both of the games, I probably haven’t played Nico and Jaxson enough to allow them to get into a rhythm and be productive” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy told : “The basketball will be whatever it is,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We had Zoom meetings and all that,” “You try to do the best you can and you know it can impact you despite that. The one thing I do feel comfortable with is ESPN and (parent company) Disney, they are trying to make it as safe as possible while still doing the job” External link

usaToday Friday, December 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Things like, 9-to-2 run or whatever,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, December 25, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were turning the ball over. We were in foul trouble. Not a lot was going right for us," External link

wsau Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were turning the ball over. We were in foul trouble. Not a lot was going right for us," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I’d say that we fought very hard in a game that was very, very frustrating," "We were turning the ball over, we were in foul trouble, not a lot was going right for us. We hung in there and kept fighting and then made enough plays and enough shots to pull away" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, my parents, my in-laws, two of my daughters live in this state,” “Besides having deep ties, it’s personal. We just would like to see people be responsible” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Steven Adams is a lot more skilled than people think,” "I think when people look at Steven, they see the size in him, and they just assume he’s just a big banger, screener. He’s a skilled guy. He’s got great footwork. He’s got very good hands. He can finish around the basket and out 6 to 8 feet on floaters. He’s got great touch. He’s a highly skilled player" External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Some of there were just good, simple passes to the open man,” “They were playing up on him. They were blitzing his pick and roll. He was making the right play in the second half and creating good shots for us. When you’re a go-to type player, that’s your job. It isn’t necessarily to score a bunch of points, which he did anyway. But that will be determined by how the defense plays. Your job when we go to you is to get your team the best possible shot, and I thought he did that tonight” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Will we have to deal with cases of COVID? It’s very possible,” “You certainly know you’re going to deal with other things that will keep guys out. It’s all part of it. For us, we have to get to the point where we’re ready to compete anytime, anywhere, under any conditions. If you walk in one night and you’ve got eight or nine guys, OK, let’s go out there and compete” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says ( about Steve Adams ) : "Steven is way more skilled than people give him credit for," External link

newshub Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You’ve just got to be flexible,” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "With Zion, we've really pushed it out (in preseason)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I'm pretty happy all-around with our guys," "It's a deep team. We're probably not going to play 13 guys. We'll probably play eight or nine. Other guys are going to get a look when there are injuries, foul trouble, things like that" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Probably the No. 1 defensive priority is to cut down on our turnovers,” “There’s not a team in the league that’s not better defensively with their defense set than they are scrambling in transition. ... We have to build better habits taking care of the ball to allow our defense to stand a chance at the other end” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the great skills in the NBA that I don’t think people talk about enough is guys knowing who they are,” External link

nola Monday, December 14, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re going to play them,” “We’re going to need the time together on the court, and we need the conditioning” External link

nola Monday, December 14, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’ll play that as we go,” “We don’t have a lot of people at that spot, but I think we have enough, and good enough people” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The two areas where we probably haven’t been as good are communication, and we’re still turning the ball over too much,” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do a lot of talking in practice, even in the sense of calling out coverages and the plays and directing traffic,” “We talked about it in the staff meeting today. I’ve got to stop doing that and force them to communicate with each other” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There doesn’t have to be a relationship between pace and turnovers," External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There are a ton of teams that play fast and keep their turnover percentage down. It’s a matter of decision making. It’s a matter of not trying to hit home runs all the time and just making simple, easy plays. And then it’s about being very fundamental” External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I love the pace that they played with, and in my mind watching them, I thought they were an unselfish team," External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have not done a good job of taking care of the ball,” “We’ve been a little bit careless fundamentally. Our decision making hasn’t been great. We’ve been trying to force plays. We made the statement to them at the end of practice today that that has to be a major focus for every single guy in practice tomorrow. We’ve got to be a lot more solid offensively” External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The most efficient shot in the game is free throws,” “The second-most efficient shot in the game is layups. Shots inside the restricted area. A lot of your free throw attempts happen when people are driving the ball. The more you can limit the ball to getting into the paint, particularly deep into the paint, the more you’re taking away two of the most efficient shots in the game” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s pretty easy analytics, quite honestly,” “We’ve seen it for two years in a row now with Milwaukee. No. 1 defense in the league. Give up the fewest points in the paint. Don’t give up very many free throw attempts. Give up the most 3s in the league. And they’re the No. 1 defense” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t think there’s any doubt that we have enough defensive ability,” “Number one, we have to all get on a board with a system of play and a system of communication. It’s not just individual defense. A lot of situations happen on the floor, and you’ve got to be tied together. That takes some time. How long, I don’t know. But it’s not going to be there by tomorrow. You have to have time to know what you’re doing and really play together on defense” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We didn’t get to 5-on-5 pick-and-roll stuff,” External link

nola Monday, December 7, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "As for Zion, no one -- not Zion, not our medical staff -- has mentioned any limitations going into camp," "As far as the conditioning and where it is, it's not just Zion, it's everybody on the team. I won't have any idea on that, really, until Sunday when we get into the first day of team practice and start going up and down the floor a little bit" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "Find me a 'four' and 'five' anywhere in the league that is more physical than those two guys - you can't," "When we made that trade, I knew for sure that you may be able to come in here and outshoot us, and you may find a way to beat us, but you are not punking the New Orleans Pelicans - ever - with those two guys next to each other" External link

newshub Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think what Griff has done in building this roster is he prioritized toughness and competitiveness above other things,” “We all want toughness and competitiveness, a very high skill level, shooting, quickness, speed, ball handlers, passers. They don’t come rolled up into one guy. I think all of us here want our identity to be about toughness and competitiveness” External link

nola Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Find me a 4 and 5 together anywhere in the league that’s as physical as those two guys,” External link

nola Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Their closing lineup was three point guards, with Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander,” “They were playing three guys like that. I think it’s a trend of, get as many playmakers as you can on the floor” External link

nola Friday, November 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’m excited about a few things with him,” External link

al Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think there’s going to be a lot to times when we’re playing on the floor with two guys that you would probably classify as point guards,” External link

al Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the trends we’re seeing for teams, which I think is good one, is to try to get multiple playmakers on the floor,” “There’s going to be a lot of times where we’re playing on the floor with two guys that you would probably classify as point guards, but you can play them together” External link

eagletribune Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I am excited about our coaching staff,” External link

nola Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along," External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It's clear just by the numbers that where this team has to get better is at the defensive end of the floor," External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think sometimes when we’re talking about accountability, we start to think the coach or the GM or the vice president coming down on people,” External link

nola Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Ultimately, none of the players are going to get the respect that they want in this game unless they’re part of a consistent winner in the NBA,” “Again, this goes back to what we were talking about earlier with accountability. It’s not me standing there with a hammer and hitting them over the head. It’s being clear on what their goals are individually and as a team, and trying to help them understand what will get them there” External link

nola Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I really enjoyed my time as a broadcaster," External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "One thing I liked right away is that Mrs. Benson said I just needed to wear a team polo to this thing instead of a suit and tie, and I knew right away I was going to like it here," "I'm ready to represent the city anyway that I can and in looking around this organization I saw no red flags. This organization has proven they are a winner through work with the Saints, and we have an opportunity to make an impact here with the Pelicans" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "One of the things that J.J. told me about this organization is that there are great people here," External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Zion is multi-talented, and I think he can be a small-ball five or a four, but you have to approach this without putting any labels on him and assess what he can give you," "You also have to talk to him and see what he's comfortable with on the floor, and all of these things are situational" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "They've called it small ball the last few years but really it should be called perimeter ball," "Obviously you see more play extended to the 3-point line and rotations there, but we've seen a lot of playmaking starting in the post and quickly pushing the ball down the court. There's no shortage of room for versatile big men that can rebound and facilitate" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The longer it goes, the more you want to get back to it," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Probably when we knew for sure that we made the right decision was last night when the communications team told me instead of a jacket and tie, I could wear a polo," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Anytime, anywhere and under any conditions, we are going to be ready to compete," "That (start date) may be a little quicker than I'm comfortable with, but that' the way it is and we're going to be ready" External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It's clear just by the numbers that where this team has to get better is at the defensive end of the floor,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I was not in a situation where I would’ve taken any job," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There was only one job I even tried to get involved with. That was this job”. Ultimately, Van Gundy felt a connection with Griffin. He liked the mix of veterans and young, untapped talent. And he felt there was a chance the team could be competitive in the present and the future. Van Gundy is back to wearing only one hat now. It's the one that fits him best. “I was really enjoying being a TV analyst," "I wanted to coach again, but only if we could find an absolutely great opportunity. And New Orleans had it all" External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You can build a team in any style,” External link

nola Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The players are going to have to own that,” External link

nola Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote ( about David Griffin ) : “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans,” “I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started” External link

beloitdailynews Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote : "I'm excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team," External link

upi Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote ( about David Griffin ) : “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans,” “I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started” External link

denverpost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think what we’re seeing is the need to play a lot of different ways if you’re trying to be a good team,” External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy told : “I don’t care who you are, what job you are in, when you’ve worked at something for a long time and tried to become good at it and everything else, it’s not easy to walk away particularly when it’s not on your own terms,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about David Griffin ) : “I don’t know if anybody in the league has done a better job than David Griffin,” “People say, ‘Oh he got the number one pick?’ Yeah, but let’s look at all the other people he’s added to this team. That has nothing to do with luck of the draw. He had one of the top five players in the league walk in and tell him he wanted to go. He’s developed it into this roster. What he’s got with this roster is a lot of talent and a lot of talent going forward” External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think sometimes we get too focused on what guys can’t do," External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Normally, we don’t have guys of LeBron’s caliber bouncing around the way he has, from Cleveland to Miami, back to Cleveland to LA,” “That’s why I think this has happened, more than anything, because of LeBron’s movement around and playing with a lot of guys and then playing against them. It’s just been a different dynamic” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The role suits him very, very well,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Normally, we don’t have guys of LeBron’s caliber bouncing around the way he has, from Cleveland to Miami, back to Cleveland to L.A.,” “That’s why I think this has happened, more than anything, because of LeBron’s movement around and playing with a lot of guys and then playing against them. It’s just been a different dynamic” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The role suits him very, very well,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Now the problem is no matter what rules that you possibly adopt, it still goes to the people doing the hiring to truly consider them versus just interview them, and that’s a distinct difference,” External link

usaToday Friday, October 2, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “The more actions that Jimmy Butler participates in, I thought he got really high quality shots and created high quality shots for others,” “I thought, clearly, he was at a different level aggression wise, assertiveness-wise right from the tip offensively” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If healthy, they have some things that they can build on from the first six to seven minutes of the game,” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Obviously, L.A.’s size really took over,” “And defensively, L.A. is a tremendous team” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You have to hope for some sort of regression from the early 3-point shooting of L.A.,” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They’ve got a lot of questions they’ve gotta get answered,” “It starts with health but Miami, I would not discount them. Every game is an entity all to itself” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT



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David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : "Coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” “In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Stan Van Gundy said ( about Van Gundy ) : "I don’t know. It’s on us as coaches to figure out the best scheme. It’s on our players to play a lot harder and get to closeouts. To have two games in a row like this is inexcusable. For me as a coach and for the players, it’s inexcusable”. Van Gundy was hired in large part because of his reputation as an excellent defensive coach. In his first full 11 seasons as a head coach, his teams finished in the top eight in defensive efficiency eight times. The Pelicans have not showed signs of completing a turnaround under him; if anything, they have been worse defensively this season than they were last season. They came into Friday’s game ranked 25th in defensive efficiency. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the 50 3s the Pelicans have allowed in their last two games are the most a team has given up in back-to-back games in NBA history. The latest barrage from a Pelicans opponent spoiled an incredible performance from Williamson. “We were playing abhorrent defense," External link

nola Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “We believe we have the makings of a playoff roster here, but we also recognize we’ve had incredible amounts of change and coach Van Gundy and his staff are going to have the shortest amount of turnaround in league history,” “The results in the short term aren’t what we’re going to judge it on” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : "Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us," "In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term" External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” “In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

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Van Gundy said : “For great team players and great winners like Jokić, that is the calculus. He would probably love to stick up for himself every single night, but he puts the team ahead of himself,” “Because of that he has to put up with a lot of crap. But at times, it’s going to boil over and it’s hard to fault those guys for drawing the line” External link

ChinaPost Tuesday, November 16, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Kyrie Irving ) : “I agree with what New York City did,” “I agree with how the league’s handled it I agree with how the Nets handled it. And Kyrie can make his own decisions but there’s consequences — not only for him, but for the team” External link

news-yahoo Sunday, October 17, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brooklyn Nets ) : “That being said, I still think they’ve accumulated enough talent to win it all, if healthy obviously,” “I think they’re one of the elite teams and I think it will get resolved. I don’t know how, I think we’ll see him play this year and I’m hopeful for Brooklyn and really for NBA fans that we do because he’s a special, special talent” External link

forbes Friday, October 15, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “I don’t think they got coached really hard this year because of the situation. Again, not making an excuse because all 30 teams were in the same situation, you just didn’t have the practice time. Early in the year, the early part of the year you were even limited in like, your meeting with individual players had to be under 15 minutes. Total. For the day” External link

forbes Sunday, May 30, 2021 8:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think they are both really, really coachable and want to get better and want to be taught and want to be coached,” External link

nola Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a home run that the whole league should adopt,” External link

sltrib Friday, May 21, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Steven's a guy who cares very much about his teammates and is always talking to them, and particularly those two guys [Hayes and Hernangomez]," External link

newstalkzb Wednesday, May 19, 2021 8:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "Steven is a guy who cares about his teammates and is always talking to them, and in particular to Willy and Jaxson," External link

newshub Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I still don’t think we’ve reached the extent of what he is able to do,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, May 18, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Teams were just lighting it up from 3,” External link

nola Tuesday, May 18, 2021 2:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think as a coach, quite honestly, I’m not happy," External link

nola Monday, May 17, 2021 7:38:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Yeah they’re both out, and going ahead I don’t think we’re going to see them again in these last two games,” External link

ChinaPost Saturday, May 15, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy disse ( about Luka Doncic ) : "Você vai jogar seu primeiro jogo, você já treinou uma vez e foi um treino ‘meia-boca’. Você passa um período no hotel e depois nós o mandamos lá e dizemos: ‘marque Luka Doncic!’. Não poderia ter sido uma estreia mais difícil que essa e eu achei que ele fez um trabalho muito bom" External link

bemparana Friday, May 14, 2021 3:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If people have complaints, have complaints with me,” External link

nola Friday, May 14, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

usaToday Monday, May 10, 2021 9:43:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When Nickeil (Alexander-Walker) flipped him the ball, Jaxson was right there,” “He has great touch in that area and knocked it in” External link

nola Monday, May 10, 2021 7:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

gazette Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He's starting to string good games together,” External link

eagletribune Monday, May 10, 2021 5:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You’ve got two veteran guards out there,” “We’re going to play through them at that point. I don’t know who else you would play through at that point. I’m not upset I chose to play through those guys. I would trust them again Sunday, Monday, whenever we play” External link

nola Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

seattlepi Saturday, May 8, 2021 7:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "They knew going into in the morning in the walk through," "You saw how they played. They had a really rough second quarter and got down. There are probably a lot of people out there who thought, 'Oh shoot, they're going to die,' and they didn't" External link

nola Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He certainly takes a lot of hits,” “We’ve been on the referees hard. I know I have been every game” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 8, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, the biggest positive is our guys’ resilience,” “They keep coming back. And every time people are tempted to sort of write them off and expecting a big letdown, it hasn’t happened. So I think that speaks to the character of this group and I don’t know if there’s anything more important” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Winning teams take care of the ball. Winning teams get back on defense,” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “Whether the ball goes in or not and whether the other team makes shots or not — there’s things you don’t have control over. So, we’re not defining winning basketball in terms of the result or the record,” “We want to play and do the things — focus on the things — that win games. And over the long haul, if you do that enough, it all takes care of itself” External link

dailyjournal Friday, May 7, 2021 2:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s not like our team is going to die or let go of the rope," External link

nola Wednesday, May 5, 2021 11:33:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s such a big thing,” “It’s a lot bigger than people think. People always look at shooting, and certainly shooting is important. But the most important thing in offensive basketball, and probably the most important thing in defensive basketball, is take care of the ball. Don’t turn it over” External link

nola Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 4, 2021 9:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

kuwaittimes Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The game was basically decided in the first quarter,” “We were just in too big a hole. A frustrating night, disappointing night” External link

tribuneonline Tuesday, May 4, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The game was basically decided in the first quarter," External link

afp-en Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re not up as high on the pick and rolls as consistently,” “So that we’re not in rotation quite as much. That’s probably helped a little bit. But I think most of it is we’ve played it better and harder, whether it’s guys getting more familiar with what we’re supposed to do, even though we haven’t practiced every day” External link

nola Monday, May 3, 2021 1:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our turnovers are just killing us,” “That’s the thing that, if we want to close out the season really well and give ourselves a chance, that’s the thing we’re going to have to stop” External link

highlandstoday Sunday, May 2, 2021 8:57:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Ty Lue ) : “I just know he’s a really, really good coach,” “He’s smart with a very even-keeled demeanor. I think he’s able to push guys, in a good way. His teams get better over the course of the season. Ty has been good as a head coach right from the beginning. Right from the get-go” External link

forbes Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:06:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

usaToday Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

ChinaPost Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have been pretty consistent showing up to compete every single night,” “This is a good group to coach” External link

nola Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I just think it’s a sign of their character,” External link

nola Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy explained : “He’s a long-term play. We’re glad to have him with us,” “We’ll get a chance to have him around and work with him” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Look, there’s really nothing the guy can’t do,” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To be right there game after game after game and to get yourself ready to play and go out and compete and not be able to finish it off, it’s frustrating for every one of us,” External link

nola Monday, April 26, 2021 8:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To be right there game after game after game and to get yourself ready to play and go out and compete and not be able to finish it off, it’s frustrating for every one of us,” External link

nola Sunday, April 25, 2021 11:14:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think it all matters going in,” External link

nola Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The reality of the situation is they’re all big games now," External link

nola Friday, April 23, 2021 5:51:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I wanted Naji in the game,” External link

nola Wednesday, April 21, 2021 10:50:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy asked : “Will it change anything? There was a just verdict. But will it have enough larger implications?” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s so hard for me to find optimism in the midst all of this,” “We seem to be, at least in my opinion, to be going backwards on issues of racial equality and justice. We had a lot of years where we didn’t go fast enough. We never have in this country. But I thought we were at least moving in the right direction. I don’t see that now. I think we’re going in the other direction. I think there are people adamantly opposing racial justice that don’t want equality. I think the most graphic example of that is all the voting rights and voting suppression acts that have been coming up in all of these states that regardless of what anyone says is clearly aimed at people of color. So it’s hard for me to be optimistic” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My generation screwed it up. It’s up to the younger generation,” “That’s the only place I find hope, to be honest with you. When I get down, I need to look at my kids and look at athletes in their 20’s where they’re trying to be engaged. That’s where my hope comes from” External link

usaToday Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Today was really frustrating because I thought our guys played really, really hard," External link

usaToday Monday, April 19, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “High school guys could’ve executed down the stretch,” “High school guys could’ve done what they were supposed to do” External link

nola Monday, April 19, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We are good enough to compete with people, but we don’t do the things at the end of games it takes to win,” “Part of that is a learning experience, but (Sunday) no excuse whatsoever. None. None. I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school. You can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. No excuse whatsoever” External link

nola Monday, April 19, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We deserved to lose. When you do that, you deserve to lose,” “I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school, you can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. So no excuse whatsoever” External link

ChinaPost Monday, April 19, 2021 12:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We deserved to lose. When you do that, you deserve to lose,” “I don’t care if you’re a senior in high school, you can execute what we were supposed to be doing with 7.8 seconds to go. So no excuse whatsoever” External link

seattlepi Monday, April 19, 2021 12:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It doesn’t matter what I think,” External link

usaToday Sunday, April 18, 2021 7:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Russell Westbrook ) : “Maybe should’ve had Naji back in there,” “I thought Bled was defending Westbrook pretty well and doing a good job helping. But it’s certainly worth a question and possibly a criticism from you guys” External link

nola Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was a challenge, challenge, challenge,” “He’s smarter than that. And as I said, we should’ve helped him more” External link

nola Saturday, April 17, 2021 8:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’ll still have a huge role,” “He doesn’t have to worry about that” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning,” “You can never have too many of those guys” External link

ohio Wednesday, April 14, 2021 3:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think his consistent energy has been the biggest thing,” “Early in the year, his energy was a little up and down. It’s been more consistent here in the second half of the season, and that’s really been the key” External link

nola Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He’s had a really hard road to get another shot in the NBA," "I haven’t run into a player, especially a veteran guy, more grateful for an opportunity to play in the league in my entire time in the league. He’s been unbelievable here. To see him go in, only for a few minutes, make a shot and get the appreciation of the fans, I hope he heard it" External link

nola Tuesday, April 13, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we need more out of them, quite honestly,” External link

nola Tuesday, April 13, 2021 5:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The last 7-8 minutes, we played pretty well," "Outside of that, they played harder, more focused and better than we did, but we had better talent and we were able to finish it off" External link

foxnews Monday, April 12, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning," "You can never have too many of those guys" External link

foxnews Monday, April 12, 2021 1:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We need more out of them, quite honestly,” “I think we need more. Those are the two franchise guys. They have to lead the way. To be able to do that, they have to set an example. And not just on offense. On the defensive end of the floor” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This was a Cleveland Cavaliers record-setting night against the New Orleans Pelicans,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There can’t be an excuse of, ‘You put so much on them offensively,’” “The best teams, those best players, play both ends of the floor, period. That’s the way it is. Those two guys understand that” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve said it several times, even when we had a four-game winning streak earlier in the year, there are no corners to turn,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I say this all the time: It had nothing to with game plan or scheme or anything like that,” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s just about our approach,” “There’s not any way to make it easier. We have to show up ready to play and when we do, we can play with anyone. We have proven that” External link

nola Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s just a solid, team-oriented guy who is all about winning,” “You can never have too many of those guys” External link

ChinaPost Monday, April 12, 2021 5:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "He had the ball in hands all the time and the ability to make plays and everything else," External link

nola Saturday, April 10, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We want to get him more experience with that stuff going forward because I think that's where his future is in this game," External link

nola Saturday, April 10, 2021 1:21:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I hope it’s an anomaly,” External link

nola Friday, April 9, 2021 4:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play," "I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything" External link

foxnews Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play,” “I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything” External link

eagletribune Thursday, April 8, 2021 6:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I mean, you’re talking about three really, really talented guys who’ve played in a lot of big games and they know how to play the game and he’s seen them all play,” “I just can’t imagine that it’s a big problem. I mean, certainly he’d like to have them all together for as much time as he could, but I don’t think he’s probably over there real, real anxious about anything” External link

click2houston Thursday, April 8, 2021 5:18:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I thought he played fine, certainly as well as you could expect for somebody who hasn’t played in a year," External link

foxnews Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought he played fine, certainly as well as you could expect for somebody who hasn’t played in a year,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Obviously he looked around and knew what was going on when we played on Friday and how tough it was,” External link

nola Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “I don’t think people — players especially — understand sometimes the meaning of humility,” “It’s not modesty. Humility is not saying, ‘Oh, I’m really not that good,’ and not getting into an ego thing. Humility is being able to sit back and realistically look at what do I have to do to get better? "That’s a tough thing for a lot of guys. I think what Lonzo has done over the last two years to improve his shooting is one of the best stories in this league” External link

nola Monday, April 5, 2021 6:00:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It was a great win to get," "We made some plays down the stretch and got some stops. We fought hard and got some rebounds and that’s what really matters" External link

foxnews Monday, April 5, 2021 1:06:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s going to be very significant,” “No question. Obviously, we feel it defensively. He’s a guy who’s guarded 1 through 4 for us. He’s our best defensive rebounder. He had 16 defensive rebounds last night in the game. We’re going to miss him a lot at both ends. Plus, he’s a guy who can get out, lead the break, go coast to coast and score. He makes a decent enough amount of 3s. It’s a big loss” External link

nola Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “All year, we basically played a three-man rotation,” “We played Zion, Brandon and Josh at the 3 and 4. When we had Nico, we threw him in some. For the most part, it was those three guys” External link

nola Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s hard to look at the 31. It doesn’t make it as glamorous. Like you said, there are little things that happened along the way. But at the end of the day, the one thing I’ve been holding onto is the gift is for me to be here, to be out here, to be in this position. To have a game like that is a bonus. Of course you want to win. But it keeps you grounded when you’re not facing that as an end all be all”. Van Gundy’s rotation went eight players deep. Josh Hart and newcomer James Johnson started at the forward spots. Johnson, who was acquired at last week’s trade deadline, was a bright spot. He connected on 3 of 5 shots from 3-point territory en route to a season-high 17 points. With 1:28 to go in overtime, New Orleans took a four-point lead on Steven Adams’ tip-in. On its next possession, Hart turned the ball over, one of his five giveaways in the game. Guard Eric Bledsoe was responsible for four himself. Alexander-Walker had six turnovers. “We talked about it before the game," "If we drive the ball into the paint, they’re all going to come into the paint. Pass the ball to the open guy out there. Stay on the floor. Make passes. Two things: We were trying to force interior passes. And we were jumping in the air throwing the ball and getting stuck up there" External link

nola Friday, April 2, 2021 7:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "To me, they're such arbitrary numbers," "What, if you get 10, 10 and 10 that's better than 35, nine and nine? There's a big difference between 15 points and 35 points. There's a big difference between 10 rebounds and 18 rebounds. And there's a big difference between 10 assists and 17 assists. So, to say a triple-double is a measure of a great game, I don't know" External link

chinadaily Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:50:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, the one thing with me, and I think I’ve been consistent about this throughout my career, is you’ll hear people say it from time to time, that’s it’s a business,” “Well, it is. Players are going to want to do what’s best for them, and they have every damn right to do that. And organizations have every damn right to do what’s best for their organization. I have problems when it gets skewed, when it’s a business from my end but it should not be a business on your end. That’s not right. It’s a business on both ends, and everybody should do what’s best for them. That part of it — the business part of basketball” External link

nola Wednesday, March 31, 2021 11:18:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, they’re such arbitrary numbers,” “What, if you get 10, 10 and 10 that’s better than 35, nine and nine? ... There’s a big difference between 15 points and 35 points. There’s a big difference between 10 rebounds and 18 rebounds. And there’s a big difference between 10 assists and 17 assists. So, to say a triple-double is a measure of a great game, I don’t know” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I knew going into the season we would run some plays with him handling the ball,” “Did I think we would just have him be the primary ball handler the entire fourth quarter of close games? No, I didn’t have that expectation” External link

nola Monday, March 29, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I knew going into the season we would run some plays with him handling the ball,” “Did I think we would just have him be the primary ball handler the entire fourth quarter of close games? No, I didn’t have that expectation” External link

nola Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It's the NBA of today," "Double figures (for a lead) is nothing" External link

abs-cbnnews Sunday, March 28, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He had done some stuff before,” “Thought he was doing better. Thought he could go. Got out there and really couldn’t go. Did not do much of practice” External link

nola Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a day of a lot of distractions for a lot of guys,” “You just go out and get your work done and focus on what your team does and keep it as normal as you can. I think that’s the best thing you can do. Our guys were good and focused in practice, and I’m sure it’s on a lot of guys’ minds what’s going on” External link

nola Friday, March 26, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, Jaxson defensively has been a lot more active,” “He’s trying to get on the boards. And his energy was good. He’s running up and down the floor. Rolling hard. I like everything about what he’s doing. And what I really like is he’s put together five or six straight games of playing like that” External link

nola Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do think he knows that he’s got a very good player that is sitting there behind him,” External link

nola Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When he knows he’s going to get big minutes, he plays better, as most people do,” “He relaxes a little. He’s more under control. When his minutes are inconsistent, I think he was pressing hard, trying to prove, maybe not making as good of decisions. Tonight, I thought he was under control and made good decisions” External link

nola Monday, March 22, 2021 4:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s a long, straight road,” “It’s a marathon. It’s a grind. As soon as you think you’ve turned a corner and we’ve got it now, we go back and play a Minnesota game. It’s what you bring every single night” External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The first three games here after the break have shown one thing,” “We’re capable of being very, very good, and we’re capable of being very, very bad. It’s all about what we bring to the game” External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 11:10:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," "It seems to me it's really our only way to get past this whole experience with COVID and be able to open up more and to keep people safe" External link

CBSnews Monday, March 15, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," "It seems to me it's really our only way to get past this whole experience with covid and be able to open up more and to keep people safe" External link

arkansasonline Monday, March 15, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "That’s Jax. Jaxson could have five of those a game if he wanted to. It was crazy”. In three games since the All-Star break, the Pelicans have gone all in on their youth. The results have been mixed but overall encouraging. Kira Lewis Jr. and Nickeil Alexander-Walker impacted the game with their defense in the first half. They combined for three steals, a total that might’ve been higher if Alexander-Walker didn’t have to leave early with a right ankle sprain. Hayes’ uptick in production has been much-needed. The second-year center was booted out of the rotation for much of February. He regained his spot right before the All-Star break. He has scored in double figures in four of his past five games. His energy level has picked up. Contesting shots without fouling has been a huge issue for Hayes. On Sunday, he committed one foul. “He’s getting better," External link

nola Monday, March 15, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," External link

newshub Monday, March 15, 2021 6:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We need to understand where that comes from,” “As a government, as an establishment, we’ve done some pretty bad things. And so, over time, there’s people out there who remember experiments and things done on people of colour without their consent. And there’s not a trust level. ... Whether we agree with that or not, you have to understand it” External link

Stuff Monday, March 15, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Dwight Howard ) : “He did a pretty good imitation of me,” “He didn’t try to do my voice like Dwight Howard used to do. But his words were pretty right on” External link

nola Saturday, March 13, 2021 10:09:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "But we’ll take a bloody win”. Williamson's highlights included an alley-oop dunk over Love and a reverse layup as he was fouled by Love. Williamson later added a floater after drawing a foul from JaVale McGee with an in-air ball fake. The first-time Pelicans All-Star also mixed in a couple of the feisty put-backs for which he's become known since making his NBA debut in the middle of last season. Ingram hit three 3-pointers, added some mid-range jumpers and also attacked the rim, most notably when sank a left-handed finger-roll off the glass after soaring across the paint. Pelicans reserve center Jaxson Hayes scored all of his season-high 13 points in the first half, highlighted by a pair of alley-oop dunks. TIP-INS. Cavaliers: Newly signed guard Quinn Cook had 13 points in 16 1/2 minutes. He was 3 of 4 from 3-point range and 8 of 8 overall. ... Center Jarrett Allen blocked three shots and grabbed seven rebounds. ... Cedi Ausman missed eight of nine shots, including all six 3s he took. Pelicans: Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 15 points. ... With his 10th point of the night, Ingram, now in his fifth season, reached 5,000 career points in his 290th game. ... Outscored Cleveland 66-40 in the paint. ... Outrebounded the Cavs 70-33. PERIMETER PROBLEMS. New Orleans shot 6 of 24 from 3-point range, one night after going 6 of 32. “Our 3-point shooting in March has been not good," “Those troubles continued, so it’s not like we just had a hot shooting night. We actually really struggled from the perimeter. We did it with our defense and our rebounding tonight” External link

highlandstoday Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It was a great response off last night," "But you can’t have those games only when you’re responding to a bad game or you can never put anything together. As happy as I was to see it tonight, we need to have that approach every night. It doesn’t mean we have to win every game. But you need that kind of consistency" External link

nola Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It wasn’t pretty,” Van Gundy said. “Hopefully we did enough, but not too much, and we’re ready to play. But I have no way of knowing until we get into the games”. The result in New Orleans’ first game after the All-Star break was a carryover from the first half of the season. They blew a double-digit lead. They played bad defense, which was even horrid in stretches. The Pelicans lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves, the NBA’s worst team, 135-105 on Thursday at Smoothie King Center. They jumped out to an early 16-point lead, but from late in the first quarter on, they were thoroughly outplayed. New Orleans (15-22) fell to Minnesota — which entered the night with just seven wins, the fewest in the NBA by three — for the second time this season. In the third quarter, fans inside Smoothie King Center — approximately 3,000 of them — booed the home team hard following an Eric Bledsoe missed 3 that nearly left a dent in the backboard. Bledsoe missed seven of the eight shots he took. Earlier in the quarter, he airballed a wide-open 3. “My message to them is, I understand their frustration," External link

nola Friday, March 12, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Anthony Edwards ) : "They should be frustrated. They should be upset. The way we played tonight is unacceptable. That would be my message. It will get fixed if we bring a lot more to the game. I’m not going to guarantee it will get fixed. We have to bring a lot more to the game”. New Orleans’ issues ran much deeper than a bad shooting night from one of its starting guards. In the second quarter, the Pelicans gave up 40 points to the Timberwolves, who came into the night ranked third-to-last in offensive efficiency. Star center Karl-Anthony Town scored 16 points. He was the Timberwolves' fourth-leading scorer. No. 1 overall pick Anthony Edwards scored 25. Off the Minnesota bench, Jaden McDaniels had 20, Jaylen Nowell had 28 and Naz Reid, the former LSU big man, had 15. The Timberwolves’ reserves outscored the Pelicans’ 72-43. “We didn’t compete," External link

nola Friday, March 12, 2021 9:58:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The challenge is not hard to know what we need to do better and differently and all that,” External link

nola Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is not coaching in any way like I’ve ever coached before,” “This is a totally, totally different thing. And it is for everybody. We just have to find a way to do it the best we can” External link

nola Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, it comes down to one thing: Are we going to guard at a decent level or not?” External link

nola Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We finally got some life with that unit. Our starters had been absolutely dominated all night.ȁ#x201d; Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Carter grabbed 15 rebounds for Chicago, which began to pull away for good when White’s four-point play on a 3-pointer as he was fouled by Ingram pushed the Bulls’ lead to 51-41 with 3:37 left in the first half. Young’s layup as he was fouled by Williamson and Garrett Temple’s free throws capped a 20-4 run to close the half and put Chicago up 64-45. TIP-INS. Bulls: LaVine hit 12 of 19 shots, going 4 of 8 from deep and hitting all eight of his free throws. He also had eight assists. … Patrick Williams scored 13 points and Denzel Valentine scored 11. … Chicago improved to 8-8 on the road. … The Bulls shot 51.1% (48 of 94), hit 12 of 28 3s and 20 of 22 free throws. … Chicago blocked eight shots, with Williams and Young each blocking three. Pelicans: Williamson had nine rebounds and five assists. … Josh Hart scored 13 points, while Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe each scored 12. … New Orleans shot 55.4% (46 of 83) overall. STRESSING PRIORITIES. While Van Gundy praised Williamson individually for working on his free throws after the game, he expressed concern about his offensively prolific squad’s priorities. ȁ#x201c;One of our problems is our guys will beat themselves up about missing shots, missing free throws, all of that, but the defensive stuff just doesn’t get to them in the same way,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, March 5, 2021 9:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I just know that he was hurting. I know that he's had it for a while. I know it was getting worse,” “As far as how close he was to playing or anything else, I don't really have any idea” External link

eagletribune Friday, March 5, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If I made any mistake down the stretch, it was probably trying to do too many things to create opportunities when they were loaded up on him, and we probably should have done some other stuff,” External link

nola Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Those guys kick themselves for missing shots,” “But 3-point shooting is volatile. It’s going to go up and down. We’ll find ways to get points. We’ll get to the free-throw line. We’ll get to the rim. But we’ve got to be able to stop people” External link

nola Monday, March 1, 2021 12:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think the mistake players, coaches, fans, media and everybody makes, is when you start thinking you turned the corner,” External link

nola Sunday, February 28, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I haven’t noticed it, I’ve got to be honest, I just haven’t," External link

foxnews Friday, February 26, 2021 2:48:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "a lot bigger goals than just the All-Star game, right? It’s a good little stepping stone for him, but I have a feeling he’s not finished”. Detroit was up by seven late in the half before Williamson scored on a dribble drive in the final seconds of the quarter to make it 69-64. Pistons: Fell to 3-15 on the road. ... Wayne Ellington started after resting a night earlier in Orlando. He had seven points and three assists in 24 minutes, missing six of seven 3-point attempts. ... Mykhailiuk finished with 12 points and Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12. ... Sekou Doumbouya was limited to 22 minutes in part because he was called for his fifth foul half way through the third quarter. ... Detroit went 13 of 37 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Josh Hart led Pelicans reserves with 11 points. ... Starting guards Eric Bledsoe and Ball each scored 10 points. Ball also added eight assists. ... New Orleans shot 55.6% (50 of 90), including 10 of 23 from deep. ... The Pelicans outscored Detroit 74-60 in the paint and outscored the Pistons 26-13 on fast breaks. While Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy credited his club's late-game defense in their previous two games — both victories — he said his team is far from a finished product on that end of the court. “It’s going to take a lot more defensively," External link

hammondstar Friday, February 26, 2021 2:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I didn't like their points in the paint," External link

abs-cbnnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s going to take a lot more defensively,” “It is. We have flashes. The last two fourth quarters have been good defensively. I thought for most of the Celtics game we were good defensively. But we don’t haver enough sense of urgency on a consistent basis” External link

nola Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “The guy who hasn’t gotten credit — he’s gotten credit, but not near as much as he deserves — is Lonzo,” “He’s been outstanding. He had that injury. Missed some games. Was a little limited. Since we came off that West Coast road trip, he’s been outstanding. Shooting the ball well. Making good decisions. His defense has been good” External link

nola Thursday, February 25, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It’s going to take a lot more defensively," "We don’t have enough sense of urgency on a consistent basis yet. We haven’t built that habbit. I’m not sure we think of ourselves as a defensive team. ... Our defensive mentality and execution still has a ways to go" External link

foxnews Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:38:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "a lot bigger goals than just the All-Star game, right? It’s a good little stepping stone for him, but I have a feeling he’s not finished”. Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first action since missing two games with a sore right ankle. His putback gave the Pelicans a 121-111 lead with 2:15 left. The Pelicans' strong finish came after they'd trailed most of the first three quarters before thwarting the Pistons' bid to win two road games in consecutive nights. Josh Jackson scored 25, and Mason Plumlee added 21 points for Detroit, which led by 10 in the first half and nine in the third quarter. Saban Lee and Saddiq Bey each scored 13 points. “We couldn’t buy shots at the right time, but I was overall pleased with our approach,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “For whatever reason, we ran out of gas down the stretch”. The Pistons looked sharp early, combining for nine 3s and shooting 53.1% overall (26 of 49) in scoring a season-best 69 first-half points. Detroit got 36 first-half points from reserves including 10 from Jackson and nine from Svi Mykhailiuk on three 3s. The Piston's led by as many as 10 when Jackson's floater made it 43-33. Detroit was up by seven late in the half before Williamson scored on a dribble drive in the final seconds of the quarter to make it 69-64. TIP-INS. Pistons: Fell to 3-15 on the road. ... Wayne Ellington started after resting a night earlier in Orlando. He had seven points and three assists in 24 minutes, missing six of seven 3-point attempts. ... Mykhailiuk finished with 12 points and Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12. ... Sekou Doumbouya was limited to 22 minutes in part because he was called for his fifth foul half way through the third quarter. ... Detroit went 13 of 37 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Josh Hart led Pelicans reserves with 11 points. ... Starting guards Eric Bledsoe and Ball each scored 10 points. Ball also added eight assists. ... New Orleans shot 55.6% (50 of 90), including 10 of 23 from deep. ... The Pelicans outscored Detroit 74-60 in the paint and outscored the Pistons 26-13 on fast breaks. DEFENSIVE LIABILITIES. While Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy credited his club's late-game defense in their previous two games — both victories — he said his team is far from a finished product on that end of the court. “It’s going to take a lot more defensively," External link

eagletribune Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think he is to the point now that when he misses, he even knows what he did,” “He is somebody you welcome going to the free-throw line at this point” External link

nola Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re getting absolutely crushed at the 3-point line,” “It’s not all in pick and rolls, but it’s probably the only thing we can scheme for in pick and rolls. We, the coaches, me, primarily, have to find a way to get the 3s under control to give ourselves a chance. If you look at the rest of our defensive numbers, they’re not bad” External link

nola Sunday, February 21, 2021 5:09:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “We just tried to get in a two-man game with our two best players,” “That was all we tried to get. Brandon and Zion, the two-man game together. Didn’t get much out of it” External link

nola Friday, February 19, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Memphis Grizzlies ) : “For a month, we have been the best offense in the league. It’s not that I’m not happy with our offense or that I don’t want to talk about it. It’s just that that hasn’t been our problem". 2. Adjustment against Ja equals stops. In the first quarter, it looked like the Pelicans might be in for a long night against Ja Morant. The second-year guard, who’s the heart of the Grizzlies’ offense, was getting into the lane at will. In their pick-and-roll coverage, the Pelicans were dropping their big man back toward the basket, which was not the plan, their coach said. "That is not what we wanted,” “Our bigs did a good job of getting up and not giving him angles to get downhill as much. If he gets into the paint, he’s unbelievable” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If we want to be a playoff contender and the whole thing, we have to move out of the bottom of the league defensively and at least start inching our way into the middle of the pack,” “That’s where our emphasis is going to be on these last nine games before the break” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think now we have to take a look at who we’re playing and how many minutes and what rotations and figure out if there is a way that we can play better defense,” “But, I’m being honest with you, I don’t know how many of our guys really have a defensive mentality” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The question on us right now is competitive character,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:21:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t know what else you go to,” External link

nola Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I love his mindset. I love his approach to the game. I just really love his mentality,” External link

seattlepi Thursday, February 11, 2021 10:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I’ve had zero to do with that. Our guys have just gotten comfortable playing together," "We’re making plays for each other. We’re getting higher quality shots" External link

foxnews Wednesday, February 10, 2021 2:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “People looked at Zion as an inside guy,” “They were saying you have two inside guys. Zion is not an inside guy. He can go inside. But he’s a perimeter player. He’s a playmaker with the ball” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t know what to tell you,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The thing you’ve seen with Lonzo is more aggressiveness taking the ball to the basket,” “I think that’s huge for us. There is so much attention paid to Zion and Brandon. For him to be able to get to the rim and finish and make plays, I’ve been really, really happy with that” External link

nola Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:35:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We think of basketball as being about athletic ability and skills,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We didn’t run anything that complicated,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is a game of decisions,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They both are working a lot harder,” External link

nola Monday, February 8, 2021 2:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : "We tried to get the ball in the hands of our best players," "Zion and Brandon had the ball all the time and they did a good job. They made plays, and that’s what you rely on them to do. ... Right now, they’re really trusting their teammates and their teammates are delivering" External link

foxnews Sunday, February 7, 2021 5:04:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The only thing Kira needs to do is get from like 160 pounds to like 175,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we all want him to play,” External link

nola Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:32:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I didn’t think that we passed the ball, quite honestly,” “I thought it was a lot of 1 on 1 and a lot of tough shots” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s a little bit late on things,” “I also think his lack of strength as a young guy gets him into some situations where he fouls. He’s got a ways to go. He’s working hard. He’ll eventually get there” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Willy Hernangomez ) : “We know that Willy is a good player,” “When we signed him, I was excited about the signing. He’s a good basketball player with some experience. Your decision becomes basically are you going to play him and take the minutes from a young guy like Jaxson Hayes? That’s what it comes down to. That’s really as simple as a decision gets. It’s either he or Jaxson. It’s not going to be both of them” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 10:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There’s always a plan in place,” “Always, for everything, a plan in place. Some blow up quickly. Others work out better. There is always a plan” External link

nola Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our transition defense in the second quarter was horrendous,” External link

nola Monday, February 1, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have been on a pretty steady defensive decline since the sixth or seventh game of the season,” “It’s frustrating to me because that’s a big part of my job. Or at least the way I looked at this job coming in, it was to try to get us to improve at the defensive end of the floor. I thought we came out of camp guarding at a pretty high level, especially for the early part of the season. The level that we’re guarding at now, it’s not acceptable” External link

nola Monday, February 1, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve said this to you guys maybe 10 straight games, 11 straight games,” “We need a whole different defensive disposition. We just do. To keep the ball in front of us. To fight. To make shots more difficult” External link

nola Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s frustrating to me because that’s a big part of my job,” “Or at least the way I looked at this job coming in, it was to try to get us to improve at the defensive end of the floor. I thought we came out of camp guarding at a pretty high level, especially for the early part of the season. The level that we’re guarding at now, it’s not acceptable” External link

nola Sunday, January 31, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Against a really good defensive team that really guards the paint, we needed to spread the floor out a little bit,” External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “I did not plan to not play JJ,” “Both Lonzo and Bled had it going. We didn’t go real deep into the bench. JJ will be back in there very soon” External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "His name was the first one to come up all the time, so I know to the younger guys on our team he meant a great deal," External link

nola Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They’re pretty happy with how he looked after the game,” “Don’t know the total picture. But they told me it was pretty positive” External link

nola Friday, January 29, 2021 5:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was too bad because he was off to a really good start,” External link

nola Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "That’s something that those guys want to do," "They helped their teammates win and they still put up big numbers" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy wrote : "While I've known him since he was with the AJC but was lucky to work with him at NBA TV," "I got to know him well enough to know 3 things — I was lucky to spend time with him, I wanted to know him better and he was a good man" External link

foxcarolina Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful, to say the least," External link

fox5atlanta Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:56:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "If those guys will not make the effort to turn it around, then I think you have to make moves and play other people," "But I have a faith that these guys will turn it around. And they better do it quickly" External link

wsau Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful, to say the least," External link

foxnews Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think for all of us, this COVID thing has been painful to say the least,” “But when you lose somebody that you know, and that you admire and respect and who’s young; he might not be young by some of your guys’ definitions. But young by my standards. It’s just really, really hard. This thing is so scary. It’s brought so much grief to so many people. There are a lot of people grieving a great man in Atlanta today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I can go get other guys who would probably never turn the ball over but can’t go get 25 or 30 points,” “Am I at that point yet? I’m not. I think these guys will turn it around. I have confidence in that. I would say more I have a faith in that. Faith is a belief in things unseen. I haven’t seen enough of it. But I still have faith that they will turn it around” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the great axioms of coaching, I think, is you can lose with anybody,” “If those guys will not make the effort to turn it around, then I think you have to make moves and play other people. But I have a faith that these guys will turn it around. And they better do it quickly” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 6:53:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, the answer to these problems is your best players have to take responsibility to defend and play harder and to take care of the ball,” “Yeah, we can go get other guys. I can go get other guys who would probably never turn the ball over but can’t go get 25 or 30 points. Am I at that point yet? I’m not. I think these guys will turn it around. I have a confidence in that. I would say more I have a faith in that. Faith is a belief in things unseen. I haven’t seen enough of it. But I still have faith that they will turn it around” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought we got out-worked across the board,” “We didn’t put enough into that game. That’s extremely, extremely disappointing” External link

nola Monday, January 25, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility," "You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis" External link

foxnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The formula we talk about is defend, rebound and take care of the ball, and tonight the answers to that were no, no, and none," External link

foxnews Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility,” “You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis” External link

usaToday Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:55:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I certainly will take my share of the blame, but we talked after the game, some guys are going to have to take some personable responsibility,” “You can’t have the guy you’re guarding playing harder than you on a regular basis” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 24, 2021 7:45:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It usually is not an overnight thing if you’re struggling,” “It will take some time. It’s about habit-building. Our habits have slipped since the early part of the season, which is something I talked about even before the game yesterday. We’ve got to find a way to get our habits back but really to get our defensive disposition back, where we play harder, where we’re into people more” External link

nola Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s been a tough stretch,” “We can’t get down about it. What we need to do is learn and get better. At the defensive end of the floor, we’ve got to get our aggression back. We’ve got to be tougher. We’ve had stretches in all of those games where we’ve defended pretty well. A lot of times you defend well and the other team scores. We have tended to drop our heads a little bit. Get frustrated and discouraged instead of fighting through it. And that’s something we talked about today also” External link

nola Sunday, January 24, 2021 5:46:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We just don’t put any pressure on anybody,” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do think we’ve taken a step back,” “I don’t think we’re taking great pride in it individually or as a group” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 9:42:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We don’t want to do a lot of that,” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “That’s something we’ve got to take a hard look at. We have been slow in giving them alternate coverages defensively,” “We’re trying to get good at one thing. But obviously, we need to help them schematically now too, to help them do a better job” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s not about that right now,” “It’s about continuing to actually make adjustments in our system and improve what we’re doing to get better to play the last 59 games of the year. Not just Thursday night against Utah” External link

nola Friday, January 22, 2021 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think it was the fact that they were scoring on every single possession,” “We said, ‘Maybe that’s not a good thing. Maybe we should try something else.’ It was pretty much that simple. Just to try to break their rhythm a little bit. I don’t think it did a whole lot, but I think it did for a couple of minutes. We don’t want to do a lot of that” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This guy is one of the unique talents that I have seen in the league,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think we need him to do all of those things,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Only a little bit of it in the post tonight,” “There weren’t that many post-ups. It was really him going on the drive. I thought he played really, really well. Made a couple of good passes as well” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He probably should shoot twice as many free throws as he does,” “Because he doesn’t get knocked off balance and fall down. They just let him play through it. Early in the second half, we could hear the slap. The ref said, ‘I heard the slap, too. But I didn’t see it.’ But OK, it’s your job to see it. He’s not even getting calls, and he’s efficient” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have two great young talents,” External link

nola Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:34:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s just something that for us is not as easy or as natural for teams that are playing four or five guys at a time that stretch the floor,” External link

nola Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:12:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “What do they have in common? They’re all guys that play both ends of the floor,” “They’re two-way guys. My challenge is to create a better offensive framework and spacing for [Williamson and Ingram]. Their challenge is to take the responsibility defensively, that they step forward and become better defenders and part of the solution at that end of the floor” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re trying to create more situations for him, [like] having the ball on the perimeter and being able to attack,” “Whether he’s handling on pick-and-rolls or getting opportunities to drive the ball and shoot the ball. That’s going to take some time. Not only for him, but for our team. We have to develop some of those things. This guy is one of the most unique talents that I’ve seen in the league. Trying to create a package for him is challenging yet fun at the same time” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, January 18, 2021 10:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “His future is really, really bright,” “He’s got the whole package. He’s got the speed and quickness. He can shoot the ball. He can pass the ball. And he’s a great high-character guy that is only going to get better because he’s committed to being better because he wants to be coached. I’m really excited about his future” External link

nola Monday, January 18, 2021 7:19:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We give up huge runs in games,” “Our defense loses its edge. Offensively, the other teams takes us out of offense. We become very, very individual and just trying to hit home runs. It’s something we have to change” External link

nola Monday, January 18, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The one thing about Kira is he’s not going to get flustered,” “He’s just not -- even if things don’t go well. He’s got a great demeanor about him. He’s very even-keeled. He’s very focused. Nobody is going to screw him up mentally -- not any defender, not me, not anybody. Nobody’s going to screw him up mentally. He’s a tough-minded guy. He’s got a lot to work with there. I was proud of the way he played tonight” External link

al Friday, January 15, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It wasn't just that we didn't make buckets -- we couldn't stop them from making any buckets," "They dominated both ends in that quarter" External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 15, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : “They decided they were going to load up their whole defense on Brandon,” “Nickeil did a great, great job in attacking pick-and-rolls and scoring” External link

nola Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The big measure for young guys is not what happens when everything is rolling your way,” “It’s what happens when you’re having a frustrating night. The ball is not going in. You’re not getting some calls. That’s the test of your composure and everything else” External link

nola Friday, January 15, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He’s not with us here at the game tonight,” “He’s back in his hotel room and we’ll know more as further results come back” External link

TheFrontierPost-en Thursday, January 14, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’ve got to make sure we’re improving that part of the defense without sacrificing paint protection," External link

nola Thursday, January 14, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about James Harden ) : “Let’s say he had come in and asked for a trade but then done everything right. Would he have been traded today? The answer is absolutely not,” “This comes directly from an agent’s playbook that you have to act like a jerk to get what you want. I think everyone would agree that (Harden) brought it to a head with his postgame press conference. James Harden is very smart. He knew exactly what he was doing, and he got what he wanted because he was willing to act poorly” External link

houstonchronicle Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:49:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We're in the middle of a huge surge of it and I just want everyone to be as careful as possible," External link

longbeachstar Wednesday, January 13, 2021 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Usually it takes all the juice out of everybody,” “But we actually had an outstanding practice today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It was a surprisingly good practice,” “My expectations were that when you have a game canceled and now you’re going to try to practice, it’s going to be a little like pulling teeth, which was probably a little unfair expectation of our guys anyway. I haven’t had any reason to question their work ethic all year. I probably shouldn’t have questioned it today” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think that we’ve got to get back to doing those foundational things every day we have a practice,” “You’re going to get a couple practices a week in. We’ve got to use that time, even if it’s not a lot of time. We’re obviously not going to be able to do that for two hours a day like we did in training camp where we could hit on things every day. Hopefully, over time, we will continue to build good habits that will carry over into games” External link

nola Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “This is the NBA in 2021,” “I don’t really have any big reaction to it. It’s just the way it is. It will likely not be the last time. You just move on and do what you have to do that day. I know it’s cliche, but in this year, it’s absolutely true: It is literally one day at a time” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My only concern is for people getting it,” “It’s not basketball related and how many guys will have to play a game or anything like that. I’m not one of these guys who has downplayed this thing at all. First of all personally, I’m 61 years old. The s**t scares me. It scares me. I don’t want to get it. I’m scared of other people getting it too. I just don’t want anyone in our group or anyone else to get it” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The basketball stuff, whatever happens, like what happened today — a game postponed — we’ll take care of all of that,” “But that’s secondary. This is as serious virus. I know people who have had it. I know people who have been ill from it. I don’t want it, and I don’t want anyone else to have it. We’re in the middle of a huge surge of it, and I don’t want anyone to else get it” External link

nola Tuesday, January 12, 2021 5:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Over the last four games, we've had very little defensive mentality and defensive disposition," External link

wsau Sunday, January 10, 2021 9:17:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My brother had gone to one of his practices,” “He asked him, ‘What do you you guys work on to cut the turnovers?’ He said, ‘it’s the simplest thing in the world. Don’t play the guys who turn it over.’ I don’t want to get to that. Because some of those guys, we need. And some of those guys have to create shots. But we can’t have everybody out on the floor turning the ball over. We need some guys in our starting lineup, especially, who will take care of the ball” External link

nola Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “A lot of it is just personal responsibility,” “We have so many where we’re casual with the ball. We just throw it without thinking. Ball gets stolen. We’ve got to be more professional” External link

nola Sunday, January 10, 2021 2:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Our defensive drop off in the time coming out of training camp has been very noticeable,” “I thought we came out of training camp with a real defensive mentality. We still made mistakes. But we came out with a defensive mentality. But over the past four games, we’ve had very little defensive mentality. Very little defensive disposition” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “My brother had gone to one of his practices,” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Lonzo Ball ) : “A lot of it is just personal responsibility,” “We have so many where we’re casual with the ball. We just throw it without thinking. Ball gets stolen. We’ve got to be more professional. Some of it is our offense needs to be better. Our spacing needs to be better to make plays. Some of it is we have to take a look at things where we’re forcing plays. If you’re an individual player and you’re continually turning the ball over four times a game, it has to stop. You have to adjust your offense, and it has to stop” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Some of those guys have to create shots,” “But we can’t have everybody out on the floor turning the ball over. We need some guys in our starting lineup especially who will take care of the ball” External link

nola Saturday, January 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Steve Adams ) : "If you look at our on-court and off-court numbers and our plus-minus, he's been carrying us all year," "If Steven's on the court we're a really good team; if Steven's off the court, we're not. It's because the guy plays [hard] every possession, and that's what we need to get everybody doing" External link

newstalkzb Friday, January 8, 2021 3:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you,” “This is a shameful day for our country” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:59:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy added ( about Donald Trump ) : "They've operated in a win-at-all-costs attitude (Trump's administration) and I've always thought if you operated with a win-at-all-costs attitude, it's going to be a pretty unfulfilling ending," External link

heart Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:52:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “To me, the number should be 10,” "No more than 10. They averaged 7.5 coming in" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’re not going to get up the number of 3s that other people get up," External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We’ve got to defend. We’ve got to rebound, which we’ve been doing pretty consistently. And we’ve got to attack the paint. And we’ve got to make the 3s we get. If we go 7 for 22, we win the game. We went 4 for 22”. As usual, Zion Williamson (29 points) and Brandon Ingram (24 points) carried the load. Williamson was difficult to contain inside, where he had a significant size advantage against Darius Bazley. Ingram scored primarily in the midrange. Ingram broke a tie with 57 seconds remaining, when he sank a contested jumper from the right wing. On the Thunder’s next possession, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander baited Ball into fouling him from 3. Gilgeous-Alexander, who scored 21 points, converted all three free throws. The loss spoiled a solid effort from from long-time Thunder center Steven Adams. The Kiwi big man had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. He was the Pelicans’ first player to record a triple-double this season. “If you look at our on-court, off-court numbers, he’s been carrying us all year," "It’s basically if Steven is on the court, we’re a really good team. If Steven is off the court, we’re not" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 8:33:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "You just wonder if this is an isolated incident or the beginning of a real demise of our country," "I don’t think we should take our democracy for granted" External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think everybody on both sides of the political aisle should be able to agree on that," External link

nola Thursday, January 7, 2021 6:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : “If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you,” “This is a shameful day for our country” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, January 7, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy added : "If you are an American and aren’t embarrassed by the domestic terrorism taking place at the Capitol there is something wrong with you. This is a shameful day for our country" External link

foxnews Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:50:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were trying to get the ball in our best player’s hands and play out of it," External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Brandon Ingram ) : "He didn’t really have the juice left to penetrate and get to the rim, so he had to rely on the pull up, which he’s good at. But again, we saw in the San Antonio game, we ride him so hard, and he runs out of gas. We should’ve done something a little bit different”. Ingram has been excellent to start the season. His shot-making ability and pinpoint passing is perhaps the single biggest reason why the Pelicans have won more games than they have lost. But how the Pelicans fared down the stretch Monday suggested their late-game offense needs to be more equitable. Right now, one player is carrying an enormous load. “I think that we’ve got to get more movement late in the game," External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’ve just got to get better with the ball,” “It’s been a major problem for two years here now. We have some games where we take care of the ball and we play well and we win. When we don’t, we struggle. A lot of that is individual guys making plays and being solid with the ball. They were physical tonight, a lot of grabbing and holding. We’ve got to play a lot stronger” External link

nola Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The thing I like the best — there’s still a lot to work on obviously — but it’s their resiliency,” External link

nola Sunday, January 3, 2021 10:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I was asked before the game how I would get them ready emotionally, and I said I wasn’t really worried about that,” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, in this season the games are coming quickly,” “You’ve got to be able to let go of the last one and get ready for the next one. That’s going to be a key for everyone this season; the whole next game/last game thing” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’ve got a really good friend who is a major league baseball manager, who’s now a bench coach for Baltimore, Freddy Gonzales,” External link

nola Saturday, January 2, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “He plays with a good energy level,” “I think he’s made some really nice strides on the defensive end of the floor. I’ve got good trust in him there. He can definitely score the ball. The turnovers have to come down” External link

nola Friday, January 1, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “That’s how we have to play,” “We’re a throwback NBA team. We’re big and strong and physical. We’re a team that’s going to attack the paint. Those numbers have to be good. We have to offensive rebound the ball. And we have to keep other people from scoring in the paint. That’s who we are, and that’s how we’re going to win” External link

nola Friday, January 1, 2021 10:06:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I still am not sure what the best way for us to play is,” “I know we want to play with good pace. I also know that we want to play with more structure and discipline. Trying to find that balance is hard” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If we don’t get anything, get it to the other side of the floor and play,” “I thought Phoenix did an outstanding job of that last night. We’re a one-option team right now, and we tend to be stagnant and stand around and go one-on-one. We’ve got to get the ball moving and get into more actions” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Right now, I’m more focused on us playing better based on who is out there,” “I don’t think it’s a problem of chemistry, of having certain units together. I think it’s a systemic problem that we’re all having right now. We’ve just got to get better. That’s where my focus is” External link

nola Thursday, December 31, 2020 4:54:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I thought in the fourth quarter that group did a – look, it’s a blowout game – but when you get your minutes in this league, you have to play them to the best of your ability, and I thought those guys did that,” “They played hard at the defensive end of the floor. I thought they played well offensively. I thought they did a good job. I really did. All of them, I was proud of the way they played” External link

al Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The middle two quarters, I don’t even know what to tell you,” “There was nothing. Nothing good, it wasn’t one thing. We couldn’t contain them on the dribble, we couldn’t handle the ball, their pressure really got us, the pace got us. They had a much higher energy level” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, December 30, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus," "I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do" External link

foxnews Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:56:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

click2houston Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You should be getting better as games go on if you have a focus,” “I’m no different than any other coach. All of us would probably like to get more practice time. It’s not there, and so you have got to get better in games, you have to get better in your walkthroughs, and you have to get better in everything you do” External link

seattlepi Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “When you take care of the ball, when you defend, when you rebound and when you don’t foul, you will generally at least have a chance to win,” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody a chance,” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s not a matter, to me, of how many guys I use,” “It’s the minutes. We played 70 minutes off the bench tonight. It still puts our starters averaging 33 minutes a game. But that, I think, is about where you want your best players” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 10:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Today we watched film on that,” “Then we went out and went through those situations on the floor today, too, and had them make their calls and recognize situations and everything. Hopefully, we’re getting closer. I don’t expect we’ll play with no breakdowns, but we’d like to be a lot better than we were on Christmas Day” External link

nola Monday, December 28, 2020 6:10:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy admitted : “I probably didn’t use my bench enough, so had some tired guys on the floor,” External link

nola Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody else a chance,” “That’s on me. I’ve got to start using those guys more and giving them a chance so we’re not as tired late in the game” External link

nola Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I haven’t given anybody a chance,” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 3:24:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Steve Adams ) : "Probably the most surprising thing is calling a 27-year-old guy like Steven one of the old guys," External link

newstalkzb Saturday, December 26, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We had a lot of problems in our pick and roll defense that second quarter, where we weren’t locked into what we were doing,” “I think guys were confused. That’s something we have to clear up, that’s something we have to work on” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I probably didn’t use my bench enough, so had some tired guys on the floor,” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We dug ourselves a big hole,” “You generally need your best players to get back into it. I probably played them too long. In both of the games, I probably haven’t played Nico and Jaxson enough to allow them to get into a rhythm and be productive” External link

nola Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy told : “The basketball will be whatever it is,” External link

usaToday Friday, December 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We had Zoom meetings and all that,” “You try to do the best you can and you know it can impact you despite that. The one thing I do feel comfortable with is ESPN and (parent company) Disney, they are trying to make it as safe as possible while still doing the job” External link

usaToday Friday, December 25, 2020 10:03:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Things like, 9-to-2 run or whatever,” External link

houstonchronicle Friday, December 25, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were turning the ball over. We were in foul trouble. Not a lot was going right for us," External link

wsau Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "We were turning the ball over. We were in foul trouble. Not a lot was going right for us," External link

longbeachstar Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:01:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I’d say that we fought very hard in a game that was very, very frustrating," "We were turning the ball over, we were in foul trouble, not a lot was going right for us. We hung in there and kept fighting and then made enough plays and enough shots to pull away" External link

foxnews Thursday, December 24, 2020 1:24:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Listen, my parents, my in-laws, two of my daughters live in this state,” “Besides having deep ties, it’s personal. We just would like to see people be responsible” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Steven Adams is a lot more skilled than people think,” "I think when people look at Steven, they see the size in him, and they just assume he’s just a big banger, screener. He’s a skilled guy. He’s got great footwork. He’s got very good hands. He can finish around the basket and out 6 to 8 feet on floaters. He’s got great touch. He’s a highly skilled player" External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Some of there were just good, simple passes to the open man,” “They were playing up on him. They were blitzing his pick and roll. He was making the right play in the second half and creating good shots for us. When you’re a go-to type player, that’s your job. It isn’t necessarily to score a bunch of points, which he did anyway. But that will be determined by how the defense plays. Your job when we go to you is to get your team the best possible shot, and I thought he did that tonight” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Will we have to deal with cases of COVID? It’s very possible,” “You certainly know you’re going to deal with other things that will keep guys out. It’s all part of it. For us, we have to get to the point where we’re ready to compete anytime, anywhere, under any conditions. If you walk in one night and you’ve got eight or nine guys, OK, let’s go out there and compete” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 8:05:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says ( about Steve Adams ) : "Steven is way more skilled than people give him credit for," External link

newshub Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:41:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You’ve just got to be flexible,” External link

nola Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:30:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "With Zion, we've really pushed it out (in preseason)," External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I'm pretty happy all-around with our guys," "It's a deep team. We're probably not going to play 13 guys. We'll probably play eight or nine. Other guys are going to get a look when there are injuries, foul trouble, things like that" External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:43:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Probably the No. 1 defensive priority is to cut down on our turnovers,” “There’s not a team in the league that’s not better defensively with their defense set than they are scrambling in transition. ... We have to build better habits taking care of the ball to allow our defense to stand a chance at the other end” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the great skills in the NBA that I don’t think people talk about enough is guys knowing who they are,” External link

nola Monday, December 14, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’re going to play them,” “We’re going to need the time together on the court, and we need the conditioning” External link

nola Monday, December 14, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We’ll play that as we go,” “We don’t have a lot of people at that spot, but I think we have enough, and good enough people” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The two areas where we probably haven’t been as good are communication, and we’re still turning the ball over too much,” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I do a lot of talking in practice, even in the sense of calling out coverages and the plays and directing traffic,” “We talked about it in the staff meeting today. I’ve got to stop doing that and force them to communicate with each other” External link

nola Thursday, December 10, 2020 6:25:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There doesn’t have to be a relationship between pace and turnovers," External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There are a ton of teams that play fast and keep their turnover percentage down. It’s a matter of decision making. It’s a matter of not trying to hit home runs all the time and just making simple, easy plays. And then it’s about being very fundamental” External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I love the pace that they played with, and in my mind watching them, I thought they were an unselfish team," External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We have not done a good job of taking care of the ball,” “We’ve been a little bit careless fundamentally. Our decision making hasn’t been great. We’ve been trying to force plays. We made the statement to them at the end of practice today that that has to be a major focus for every single guy in practice tomorrow. We’ve got to be a lot more solid offensively” External link

nola Wednesday, December 9, 2020 3:36:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The most efficient shot in the game is free throws,” “The second-most efficient shot in the game is layups. Shots inside the restricted area. A lot of your free throw attempts happen when people are driving the ball. The more you can limit the ball to getting into the paint, particularly deep into the paint, the more you’re taking away two of the most efficient shots in the game” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It’s pretty easy analytics, quite honestly,” “We’ve seen it for two years in a row now with Milwaukee. No. 1 defense in the league. Give up the fewest points in the paint. Don’t give up very many free throw attempts. Give up the most 3s in the league. And they’re the No. 1 defense” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I don’t think there’s any doubt that we have enough defensive ability,” “Number one, we have to all get on a board with a system of play and a system of communication. It’s not just individual defense. A lot of situations happen on the floor, and you’ve got to be tied together. That takes some time. How long, I don’t know. But it’s not going to be there by tomorrow. You have to have time to know what you’re doing and really play together on defense” External link

nola Tuesday, December 8, 2020 3:00:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “We didn’t get to 5-on-5 pick-and-roll stuff,” External link

nola Monday, December 7, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "As for Zion, no one -- not Zion, not our medical staff -- has mentioned any limitations going into camp," "As far as the conditioning and where it is, it's not just Zion, it's everybody on the team. I won't have any idea on that, really, until Sunday when we get into the first day of team practice and start going up and down the floor a little bit" External link

abs-cbnnews Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:23:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : "Find me a 'four' and 'five' anywhere in the league that is more physical than those two guys - you can't," "When we made that trade, I knew for sure that you may be able to come in here and outshoot us, and you may find a way to beat us, but you are not punking the New Orleans Pelicans - ever - with those two guys next to each other" External link

newshub Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:27:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think what Griff has done in building this roster is he prioritized toughness and competitiveness above other things,” “We all want toughness and competitiveness, a very high skill level, shooting, quickness, speed, ball handlers, passers. They don’t come rolled up into one guy. I think all of us here want our identity to be about toughness and competitiveness” External link

nola Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Find me a 4 and 5 together anywhere in the league that’s as physical as those two guys,” External link

nola Tuesday, December 1, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Their closing lineup was three point guards, with Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander,” “They were playing three guys like that. I think it’s a trend of, get as many playmakers as you can on the floor” External link

nola Friday, November 20, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I’m excited about a few things with him,” External link

al Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think there’s going to be a lot to times when we’re playing on the floor with two guys that you would probably classify as point guards,” External link

al Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “One of the trends we’re seeing for teams, which I think is good one, is to try to get multiple playmakers on the floor,” “There’s going to be a lot of times where we’re playing on the floor with two guys that you would probably classify as point guards, but you can play them together” External link

eagletribune Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:12:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I am excited about our coaching staff,” External link

nola Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:03:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along," External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "It's clear just by the numbers that where this team has to get better is at the defensive end of the floor," External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think sometimes when we’re talking about accountability, we start to think the coach or the GM or the vice president coming down on people,” External link

nola Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Ultimately, none of the players are going to get the respect that they want in this game unless they’re part of a consistent winner in the NBA,” “Again, this goes back to what we were talking about earlier with accountability. It’s not me standing there with a hammer and hitting them over the head. It’s being clear on what their goals are individually and as a team, and trying to help them understand what will get them there” External link

nola Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytimes-NG Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I really enjoyed my time as a broadcaster," External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "One thing I liked right away is that Mrs. Benson said I just needed to wear a team polo to this thing instead of a suit and tie, and I knew right away I was going to like it here," "I'm ready to represent the city anyway that I can and in looking around this organization I saw no red flags. This organization has proven they are a winner through work with the Saints, and we have an opportunity to make an impact here with the Pelicans" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "One of the things that J.J. told me about this organization is that there are great people here," External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Zion is multi-talented, and I think he can be a small-ball five or a four, but you have to approach this without putting any labels on him and assess what he can give you," "You also have to talk to him and see what he's comfortable with on the floor, and all of these things are situational" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "They've called it small ball the last few years but really it should be called perimeter ball," "Obviously you see more play extended to the 3-point line and rotations there, but we've seen a lot of playmaking starting in the post and quickly pushing the ball down the court. There's no shortage of room for versatile big men that can rebound and facilitate" External link

hammondstar Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "The longer it goes, the more you want to get back to it," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Probably when we knew for sure that we made the right decision was last night when the communications team told me instead of a jacket and tie, I could wear a polo," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "Anytime, anywhere and under any conditions, we are going to be ready to compete," "That (start date) may be a little quicker than I'm comfortable with, but that' the way it is and we're going to be ready" External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:48:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “It's clear just by the numbers that where this team has to get better is at the defensive end of the floor,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I was not in a situation where I would’ve taken any job," External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : "There was only one job I even tried to get involved with. That was this job”. Ultimately, Van Gundy felt a connection with Griffin. He liked the mix of veterans and young, untapped talent. And he felt there was a chance the team could be competitive in the present and the future. Van Gundy is back to wearing only one hat now. It's the one that fits him best. “I was really enjoying being a TV analyst," "I wanted to coach again, but only if we could find an absolutely great opportunity. And New Orleans had it all" External link

nola Wednesday, October 28, 2020 2:13:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

tribuneonlineng Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:04:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You can build a team in any style,” External link

nola Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The players are going to have to own that,” External link

nola Sunday, October 25, 2020 8:02:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:25:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote ( about David Griffin ) : “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans,” “I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started” External link

beloitdailynews Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:53:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy says : “Peaceful protest is a hallmark of our democracy. It has been in impetus for social change throughout our history,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote : "I'm excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team," External link

upi Thursday, October 22, 2020 3:15:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy wrote ( about David Griffin ) : “It will be an honor to work with our players and to work for Mrs. Benson and David Griffin, Trajan Langdon, their staff and the great people of New Orleans,” “I can’t wait to talk to our players and get the process started” External link

denverpost Wednesday, October 21, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “I think what we’re seeing is the need to play a lot of different ways if you’re trying to be a good team,” External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:38:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy told : “I don’t care who you are, what job you are in, when you’ve worked at something for a long time and tried to become good at it and everything else, it’s not easy to walk away particularly when it’s not on your own terms,” External link

usaToday Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:13:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about David Griffin ) : “I don’t know if anybody in the league has done a better job than David Griffin,” “People say, ‘Oh he got the number one pick?’ Yeah, but let’s look at all the other people he’s added to this team. That has nothing to do with luck of the draw. He had one of the top five players in the league walk in and tell him he wanted to go. He’s developed it into this roster. What he’s got with this roster is a lot of talent and a lot of talent going forward” External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : "I think sometimes we get too focused on what guys can’t do," External link

nola Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:08:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Normally, we don’t have guys of LeBron’s caliber bouncing around the way he has, from Cleveland to Miami, back to Cleveland to LA,” “That’s why I think this has happened, more than anything, because of LeBron’s movement around and playing with a lot of guys and then playing against them. It’s just been a different dynamic” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The role suits him very, very well,” External link

abs-cbnnews Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Normally, we don’t have guys of LeBron’s caliber bouncing around the way he has, from Cleveland to Miami, back to Cleveland to L.A.,” “That’s why I think this has happened, more than anything, because of LeBron’s movement around and playing with a lot of guys and then playing against them. It’s just been a different dynamic” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “The role suits him very, very well,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, October 6, 2020 10:46:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Now the problem is no matter what rules that you possibly adopt, it still goes to the people doing the hiring to truly consider them versus just interview them, and that’s a distinct difference,” External link

usaToday Friday, October 2, 2020 2:16:00 AM EAT

Van Gundy said ( about Jimmy Butler ) : “The more actions that Jimmy Butler participates in, I thought he got really high quality shots and created high quality shots for others,” “I thought, clearly, he was at a different level aggression wise, assertiveness-wise right from the tip offensively” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “If healthy, they have some things that they can build on from the first six to seven minutes of the game,” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “Obviously, L.A.’s size really took over,” “And defensively, L.A. is a tremendous team” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “You have to hope for some sort of regression from the early 3-point shooting of L.A.,” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT

Van Gundy said : “They’ve got a lot of questions they’ve gotta get answered,” “It starts with health but Miami, I would not discount them. Every game is an entity all to itself” External link

forbes Thursday, October 1, 2020 11:15:00 PM EAT



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David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : "Coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us," External link

foxnews Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” “In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, June 16, 2021 6:51:00 PM EAT

Stan Van Gundy said ( about Van Gundy ) : "I don’t know. It’s on us as coaches to figure out the best scheme. It’s on our players to play a lot harder and get to closeouts. To have two games in a row like this is inexcusable. For me as a coach and for the players, it’s inexcusable”. Van Gundy was hired in large part because of his reputation as an excellent defensive coach. In his first full 11 seasons as a head coach, his teams finished in the top eight in defensive efficiency eight times. The Pelicans have not showed signs of completing a turnaround under him; if anything, they have been worse defensively this season than they were last season. They came into Friday’s game ranked 25th in defensive efficiency. According to ESPN Stats and Info, the 50 3s the Pelicans have allowed in their last two games are the most a team has given up in back-to-back games in NBA history. The latest barrage from a Pelicans opponent spoiled an incredible performance from Williamson. “We were playing abhorrent defense," External link

nola Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:56:00 AM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “We believe we have the makings of a playoff roster here, but we also recognize we’ve had incredible amounts of change and coach Van Gundy and his staff are going to have the shortest amount of turnaround in league history,” “The results in the short term aren’t what we’re going to judge it on” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, December 15, 2020 10:31:00 PM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : "Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us," "In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term" External link

chinadaily Friday, October 30, 2020 5:14:00 AM EAT

David Griffin said ( about Van Gundy ) : “Because we look at this team as just now scratching the surface of what we hope is a long, sustainable run, coach Van Gundy was obviously the selection for us,” “In addition to giving us the best chance to win in the short term, we feel he gives us the best chance to build a sustainable winner in the long term” External link

click2houston Wednesday, October 28, 2020 3:11:00 AM EAT