Van Gundy: I don't know. That's my belief, that I'll coach again someday in the NBA. But it's hard to say because circumstances change all the time.
SI: Is broadcasting good training for a coach-in-waiting?
Van Gundy: It's a great way to stay up to date and to view other teams' practices and get different ideas about how coaches do things. But as far as improving your coaching, the best way is to coach.
SI: Do you have a favorite New York tabloid headline that plays off Van Gundy?
Van Gundy: My name unfortunately links itself to leaving. There was VAN GONE. VAN GONE-DY. Also VAN GRUMPY. But the best headline was THE WHINER WITHIN.
SI: Are the refs really out to get Pat Riley, or are they just out to get every coach?
Van Gundy: You know what? I very rarely stay away from something, but when it comes to those officials, I'm going to stay as far away from them as I can. It's better for my job now and one I may have in the future.