Van Gundy fired!

Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy was fired Friday, less than two weeks after Houston made yet another first-round playoff exit.

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Jeff Van Gundy was ultimately done in by his inability to get the Rockets to be more than a first-round playoff team.

The Rockets went 52-30 this season but lost to Utah in seven games, raising the possibility Van Gundy was going to resign or be dismissed. This was the Rockets’ third first-round loss in four seasons under Van Gundy.

Van Gundy had one non-guaranteed year left on his contract, meaning the team held the option to retain him. The team reportedly has contacted Rick Adelman, the former coach of Portland, Golden State and Sacramento.

The next Rockets series will be better than the last!