Strike one name from the list of potential Rockets head coaching candidates. Jeff Van Gundy is no longer a candidate for the job, according Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Sources: Jeff Van Gundy is no longer a candidate for the Rockets job. Though JVG had interest in reunion, two sides never sat down to talk.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) May 18, 2016
There was reported to be mutual interest between Van Gundy and Rockets G.M. Daryl Morey. But team owner Leslie Alexander is said to have been less less convinced that a reunion with the man who coached the Rockets from 2003-2007.
Van Gundy told Barry Warner of ESPN 97.5 in Houston: “I have not spoken to the Rockets so speculation about me has been off base.”
Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle says that Mike D’Antoni has now become the favorite to land the job.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) May 18, 2016