Jeff Van Gundy Biography

( 1962 - )
August 27, 2017
First published on:August 27, 2017
by Jack Ol

Facts of Jeff Van Gundy

Date of Birth: 1962, January 19
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch

Jeffrey William “Jeff” Van Gundy, well-known as Jeff Van Gundy become one of the most recognizable voices in the NBA.

Gundy is an American basketball coach and TV analyst. Moreover, he also works as a color analyst for ESPN.com. Previously, Gundy served as the head coach for the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.

Early Life

One of the most admired basketball coach and color commentators Gundy was born on January 19, 1962, in Hemet, California. He is of American nationality and is of white ethnicity.

Gundy raised in the town of Martinez, California. He is the son of Bill Van Gundy, who was a former head coach at Brockport State University and at Genesee Community College. His older brother Stan Van Gundy is also a professional basketball coach.

Gundy attended Brockport Central High School in Brockport New York, where he played basketball for his school team. Upon high school graduation, He went to Yale University before shifting to Menlo and eventually he graduated in 1985 from Nazareth College.

Coaching Career

Gundy started his coaching career with McQuaid Jesuit HS in 1985. Later on, he served as an assistant coach for Providence (1986-88), Rutgers (1988-89). On July 28, he got an opportunity to work with New York Knicks, where he served as the assistant coach from 1989 to 1996, and then head coach from 1996 to 2003.

On June 11, 2003, Gundy became the 10th head coach for the Houston Rockets. In three seasons, he led the Rockets to a 130-116 record, as winning percentage of .528 is the third-highest of any coach in the history of Rockets.

In July 2017, Van Gundy appointed as the coach for the United States men’s national basketball team. It is his first coaching job since leaving the Rockets in 2007.

Broadcasting Career

Gundy successfully established himself in the world of broadcasting. Since 2007, he served as a color commentator for ESPN.

Personal Life & Affair

Gundy married his long-term girlfriend Kim Van Gundy after having an affair with her.

Being knotted with Kim, the couple is blessed with two children named Mattie Van Gundy and Grayson Van Gundy.

Gundy has not mentioned the romantic parts of his personal life, how he met Kim, their first date, and the marriage celebration is still a mystery for his fans.

Normally popular celebs and people of media surrounded by several gossips and rumors regarding their affair and relationship. However, he maintained a clean image. In addition, there is no any rumor about her previous affair.

Gundy is a philanthropist. He worked as an executive board member of Pro-Vision, a Houston Charter School that provides free educational and job training to boys and girls aged 10-18.

Net Worth & Salary

Gundy is one of the most respected names in the world of basketball. In addition, he also served as the TV analyst and commentator for ESPN. He has accumulated a huge amount of wealth through his career. He has a whopping net worth of $16 million.



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