Jeff Van Gundy, the former Knicks coach and current ESPN analyst, joined Jorge Sedano on WQAM to discuss this historic NBA Finals.
Among the numerous talking points was how the Spurs will respond to a devastating overtime loss in Game 6.
“You’re going to go through a bit of woulda, coulda, shoulda,” Van Gundy said. “And what could have been was a championship if you made a free-throw, got a rebound, there’s so many things that went right for Miami and wrong for San Antonio to make that comeback.”
“But then youve gotta try to reenergize your team so that they still see it as not the final, fatal blow as just a twist in a long hard-fought series and they still have a great opportunity.”
The conversation shifted to Erik Spoelstra, the man who seemingly cannot win. When the Heat win it’s the players and when they lose it’s either on him or LeBron James.
“What Erik’s doing right now is remarkable,” Van Gundy said. “And I say this with no caution, Erik Spoelstra is a hall-of-fame coach.”
Agree or disagree? Too early to tell?
Just know only 12 coaches in league history have won multiple championships. Just 12. Only five of those 12 have won three or more, an elite group Erik could be joining in the near future.
To listen to the excellent interview in full, click here.