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Van Gundy Dispells Rumor, But Set To Evaluate Future

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy today dismissed speculation that he's going to retire or quit any time soon.

But Van Gundy also says he'll take some time to evaluate his
future.

Houston's season ended in Saturday's game seven loss to Utah.

Van Gundy has one year left on his non-guaranteed contract,
meaning the Rockets have the right to terminate it any time after
June 30th.

Van Gundy says he has no specific timetable for meeting with
Rockets owner Les Alexander to discuss it.

The coach briefly met with his players today.

Afterward, Tracy McGrady reiterated his support for Van Gundy,
calling him "the best coach I ever played for."

The Rockets haven't won a playoff series since 1997 and Van
Gundy has lost their last three.

Houston went 52-and-30 this season -- the team's best record
since 1997.


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