Saturday , Mar , 06 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jeff Van Gundy: Knicks, Nets Have Bright Futures

“Without question, they did the right thing,” Van Gundy said. “Both places will get somebody good, really good — if not this year, then next year or the year after. They were stuck in that torturous place of mediocrity, 32 to 43 wins if they maxed out their talent and they had kept the same talent.

“I give credit to both teams. I just feel for the coaches and the players that have to go through it.”

Van Gundy boldly asserted that the Nets and Knicks had “bright futures,” and he left New York fans with this bittersweet dose of comfort.

“On April 14, it’s over,” he said. “The pain is over.”