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Jeff Van Gundy: Jalen Brunson brings ‘competitive spirit’ to Knicks

On paper, it’s a quality move. The Knicks filled a massive hole at point guard by agreeing with Jalen Brunson on a four-year, $104 million deal, adding an on-the-rise player just entering his prime. But Jeff Van Gundy said he sees it as more than that. He said he believes it’s a signing to improve the team culture, that the Knicks brought in a player who not only will provide more scoring, playmaking and defending, but also will raise the level of everyone else around him. “[Brunson] brings a level of competitive spirit, intelligence and seriousness that any team in this league...
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Jeff Van Gundy Believes Celtics Need To Ask Themselves This Question

The Celtics haven’t hesitated to run their mouths in the 2022 NBA Finals, and we’re not only talking about talking trash to the Warriors. Boston also has developed a penchant for barking at the referees. This tendency isn’t limited to the series against Golden State, either, as the Celtics have routinely argued calls dating back to the start of their postseason run.

ESPN Announces Decision On Jeff Van Gundy For Game 2

ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy was left off of the network's NBA Finals Game 1 broadcast team. But will he be on the call for tonight's Game 2?. On Sunday, ESPN announced that Van Gundy will be returning for Game 2. However, broadcast partner Mike Breen will not be back for this game.

Mike Breen still out, Jeff Van Gundy returns for NBA Finals Game 2

The NBA Finals players will continue to be healthier than the NBA Finals broadcasters for Game 2. Jeff Van Gundy will return from his one-game, COVID-19 absence, but Mike Breen will miss his third straight game for ESPN/ABC when the Celtics and Warriors face off Sunday in San Francisco, The Post’s Andrew Marchand reported. Breen tested positive for the coronavirus and missed the Celtics’ Game 7 win over the Heat last week. Marchand has reported the belief is Breen feels fine, but he evidently has not been able to test his way toward the microphone. Van Gundy called Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals but was noticeably hoarse. He then missed Game 1 of the Finals because of COVID-19. For Game 2, Mark Jones will again replace Breen as play-by-player, and Mark Jackson will flank Van Gundy as an analyst. Game 3 will be in Boston on Wednesday, when ESPN/ABC will hope Breen can rejoin the team.

Jeff Van Gundy Out For Game 1: NBA World Reacts

ESPN's presentation for Game 1 of the NBA Finals will look a bit different this Thursday night. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, lead analyst Jeff Van Gundy and insider Adrian Wojnarowski are both out for Game 1 due to COVID-19. As for Mike Green, his status...
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Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy to miss ABC's broadcast of NBA Finals Game 1

ABC's broadcast of Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors at Chase Center will sound different than what most fans are used to. Play-by-play announcer Mike Breen and analyst Jeff Van Gundy will both miss Thursday night's game as they recover from COVID-19, per Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. Mark Jones will handle play-by-play duties in place of Breen and Mark Jackson will be the lone analyst.

ESPN’s Jeff Van Gundy, Woj out for start of NBA Finals due to COVID

ESPN lead NBA game analyst Jeff Van Gundy and insider Adrian Wojnarowski are both out for Game 1 of the NBA Finals due to COVID, The Post has learned. The duo joins Mike Breen on the COVID list. As of Thursday morning, Breen’s availability for Game 1 was still undecided. While he felt better Breen still needed to pass all of the NBA and Disney protocols. If Breen is not cleared for Game 1, then Mark Jones was slated to call it, as he did in replacing Breen on Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Reached for comment, ESPN confirmed that...

Jeff Van Gundy, Adrian Wojnarowski test positive for COVID-19, out for NBA Finals Game 1 coverage

On Wednesday, the Golden State Warriors listed a trio of players as questionable for Thursday night's Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics. While fans may have to wait until closer to tip-off to find out if those players will be in action, it was reported Thursday morning that some notable media members will not be inside Chase Center for the series opener, while another is still trying to be cleared.

Report: Jeff Van Gundy, top ESPN insider out Game 1 due to COVID

ESPN will be missing at least one member of its top NBA broadcasting crew when the NBA Finals tip off on Thursday evening. Jeff Van Gundy will not call Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors after he tested positive for COVID, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports. Top NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski also will not be part of the broadcast due to COVID protocols.