Jeff Van Gundy's net worth in 2024 is $16 million. Van Gundy is a former NBA TV commentator who the Los Angeles Clippers recently hired to be an assistant coach. He previously served as a head coach in the NBA, having coaching stints with the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. Let's look at Van Gundy's net worth in 2024.

Jeff Van Gundy's net worth in 2024 (estimate): $16 million

Jeff Van Gundy's net worth in 2024 is $16 million. This is according to reputable outlets such as Celebrity Net Worth.

Jeff Van Gundy was born on Jan. 19, 1962, in Hemet, Calif.. He attended Brockport Central where Van Gundy earned two-time All Greater Rochester selections.

After graduating from high school, Van Gundy originally attended Yale University. Shortly after, he would transfer to Menlo College before finishing his college education at Nazareth University, where he earned a honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.

While playing for the Golden Flyers, Van Gundy became the school's all-time free-throw percentage leader at 86.8 percent, according to sources.

Jeff Van Gundy's early coaching career

Van Gundy first started coaching for McQuaid Jesuit High School. But after spending a year at the high school level, Van Gundy took his coaching knowledge to the college level by joining the coaching staff of the Providence Friars under the iconic Rick Pitino.

As part of the coaching staff, Providence reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in 1987, just the second time in the Friars' history.

After two seasons with the Friars, Van Gundy joined the coaching staff of Rutgers under coach Bob Wenzel. During his lone season at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights posted a 18-13 record , losing to Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with the score of 87-73.

But after spending a handful of seasons at the college level, it wasn't long before Van Gundy reached the NBA level. In the 1989 offseason, Van Gundy was hired as an assistant coach by the New York Knicks.

With Van Gundy as part of the Knicks staff, the team became a consistent playoff fixture. In fact, the Knicks even had deep playoff runs that included an NBA Finals appearance in 1994.

Jeff Van Gundy becomes Knicks head coach

Midway through the 1995-96 season, the Knicks promoted Van Gundy to head coach. The Knicks posted a 13-10 record under his watch to finish the season. In his first full season as head coach, Van Gundy's Knicks went 57-25, which was tied for third in franchise history and finished second in the Atlantic Division.

After Van Gundy took over the head-coaching position, the Knicks continued to be a playoff fixture. In the 1998-99 season, Van Gundy led the Knicks back to the NBA Finals. However, the Knicks lost to the San Antonio Spurs in five games. Still impressed with his coaching, the Knicks rewarded Van Gundy with a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, according to reports.

Fresh from signing a contract extension, Van Gundy continued to impress by leading New York to a 50-32 record. Furthermore, the Knicks also went all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals. However, they were denied a second-consecutive Finals appearance after the Indiana Pacers defeated them in six games.

A season later, Van Gundy guided the Knicks to a decent 48-34 record. However, this was his final full season with the Knicks before his resignation 19 games into the 2001-02 season.

Jeff Van Gundy signs with the  Rockets

During the 2003 offseason, coming off his unexpected departure from the Knicks, Van Gundy returned to coaching after inking a deal with the Houston Rockets. According to reports, Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract that paid $18 million.

With the signing of Van Gundy the Rockets bared their goal to make their return to the postseason after a four-year absence. In his first full season with the Rockets, Van Gundy immediately made his presence felt by leading the squad to a 45-37 record, ending the team's playoff drought.

However, the Rockets were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round against the Los Angeles Lakers.

In his time with the Rockets, the squad made the playoffs three out of four years under Van Gundy's watch, two seasons of which would see the Rockets post 50+ wins. But despite Van Gundy elevating the Rockets to a playoff fixture, the Rockets were never a championship contender.

In 2007, Van Gundy and the Rockets could not come to terms on a new contract, so he did not return to coaching in the NBA.

However, his return from a coaching hiatus ended when he was tasked to coach Team USA at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup. Here, Team USA destroyed the competition by going 5-0, despite fielding a roster composed of NBA G-League players. In addition to this, Van Gundy also guided Team USA to a ticket at the 2019 FIBA World Cup during the qualifiers.

Jeff Van Gundy's broadcasting career

After he left the Rockets, ESPN signed Van Gundy as an analyst. Considered to be a respectable figure in the media team, Van Gundy became an NBA fan favorite for his extensive knowledge and takes about the game.

Van Gundy reportedly raked in $1 million annually with ESPN. However, Van Gundy's time with ESPN ended in 2023 after being one of the personalities that were laid off by the sports media giant.

Months after his firing from ESPN, the Celtics acquired the services of Van Gundy as a senior consultant. The Celtics went on to win the NBA title in 2023-24 in one of the most dominant performances in NBA history.

Practically before the champagne stopped flowing in the Celtics locker room, the Clippers swooped in to sign Van Gundy to be head coach Tyronn Lue's lead assistant. Lue at one time played briefly for Van Gundy in Houston.

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