Rockets Jeff Van Gundy expresses concern of not having fans

Head coach Jeff Van Gundy of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Head coach Jeff Van Gundy of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy (Photo by Kirby Lee/Getty Images) /

What Van Gundy would do

Van Gundy hasn’t exactly been thrilled with the idea of the league resuming play this season, as he’s had a safety-first perspective throughout all of this. He certainly can’t be blamed for that as there are legitimate hurdles the league will need to climb in order to crown a champion.

Van Gundy also added his two cents of what he would do if he were a fan and were deciding whether or not to go to a game.

“I’d have to say I wouldn’t. Not because I’m overly scared, but I would wait to see how it played out first. I’ll probably be in the middle of the pack going back to a restaurant, other than take-out. And again, I’m not overly concerned, but I’m concerned enough that I won’t be the first through the doors.”

This is consistent with JVG’s thoughts throughout all of this, as he’s made it known that he’s erring on the side of caution as it pertains to the virus. Fortunately the fans won’t be in this predicament where their fandom is getting put to the test at the expense of their health, as it’s highly unlikely that any of the games will have fans in the stands.

But the games will certainly have a different feel for the players, as it may feel like a glorified scrimmage to them, even if there is artificial crowd noise, which has been suggested across all sports leagues..

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One thing we certainly can expect, however, is that the fans will definitely show up at a championship parade, assuming the season is resumed of course. This will especially be the case if the Houston Rockets end up winning the title, as Rockets Nation is one of the most relentless fanbases in the league.