Tim Bontemps spoke last week to Jeff Van Gundy and in his first report, the out-of-work coach spoke about the job that P.J. Carlesimo has done ("masterful") and how the Nets had "overachieved" this season.
Now, Bontemps is writing about what JVG thinks about the Nets going forward. He was quite explicit, explicit enough to make one ask if he's lobbying for the job, which will be open this summer.
In short, Van Gundy says the Nets have "significant questions" that need to be answered before they can take "the next step", which is championship contention.
"I think they have going forward, significant things that they have to find out about their team to try to make that next step up to what they want to be, which is a championship-caliber team."