Unless there's been a clear indication that Jeff Van Gundy doesn't want that job that I am unaware of, can someone explain to me why he is not one of our top targets according to "sources".
Brian Shaw is a great number 2 option, but for a young and developing team. But our team is built to win now. And I think JVG fits that mold. He preaches defense and toughness. He will not let the team play with no heart like we did last season (yes I agree with Charles Barkley). He'll help give this team an identity, culture, and an attitude. A team always takes on the personality of their coach. He's done great work with big men in the past (Ewing Yao) and can make Brook even better but more importantly tougher.
He'll bring that New York style of ball that I think is perfect and what we need in Brooklyn.