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Why the Rockets must pass on Jeff Van Gundy

Houston Rockets RAFER ALSTON and head coach, JEFF VAN GUNDY (Photo by Robert Seale/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets RAFER ALSTON and head coach, JEFF VAN GUNDY (Photo by Robert Seale/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets RAFER ALSTON and head coach, JEFF VAN GUNDY
Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy (Photo by Robert Seale/Sporting News via Getty Images via Getty Images)

As the Houston Rockets continue on with their search to hire their next head coach, the next candidate that will be interviewed deserves a hard pass.

Many Houston Rockets fans know Jeff Van Gundy from his tenure as the Rockets head coach from the 2003-04 season to the 2006-07 season. Van Gundy’s tenure started with the last season of the Steve Francis era and the beginning of the Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming era.

There was some success for Van Gundy in his time with the Rockets but also plenty of failures. The Rockets went 182-146 under Van Gundy, and he helped end their four-year postseason drought.

The Rockets also made the postseason in three of Van Gundy’s four seasons with the team, which shouldn’t be overlooked, considering where they were before he arrived in Houston. But in spite of that, the Rockets never made it past the first round with Van Gundy at the helm.

With all things being considered, Van Gundy should not be the next head coach of the Houston Rockets, and it’s easy to see why.

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