Former NBA head coach jeff van gundy explained how losing games is trumps the good feeling you get when you win when addressing his brother’s retirement from coaching. Van Gundy Spent time as the head coach of the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets during his professional career.

Even though he has transitioned into the broadcasting world as a commentator, Van Gundy will be coaching Team USA for the FIBA World Cup in 2019. His brother, former Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, has decided to make his own departure from his NBA coaching career. Jeff provided some valuable insight into his experience in the coaching world in an interview with USA Today.

“You see the agony part of losing and the very small slivers of joy that the winning brings,” said Van Gundy “It’s hard to understand why people coach — unless you coach.”

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Jeff Van Gundy’s older brother Stan will be appearing on some ESPN radio shows and will explore teaching sports management classes in his free time. Nevertheless, Jeff knows that Stan will miss that highly coveted feeling of winning in the NBA.

“Those 5 minutes after a great road win, those can’t be duplicated at any part of your life. There is going to be no high like that. There is no comradery that you feel like you felt when you were on a coaching staff of a team that you respected and liked. It just can’t be replicated,” Van Gundy continued.

Regardless of what their official job titles are, these two brothers will keep the game they love close by.