Despite the squabbling among each other these guys love each other a lot. The Van Gundy boys were born to a family of basketball junkies whose idea of a family vacation was a trip to the Final Four. Their father Bill coached for 42 years at high schools and small colleges in California and New York. He admits that both his sons would never qualify as an athlete but did call them great leaders.
Stan played for his Dad’s Division 3 team. Jeff who is 3 years younger, went to an ivy league school to Yale until he got cut from the basketball team before the first practice. How bad was this guy? He then decides to leave Yale because he was cut from the team to attend an unknown junior college. Eventually the both graduated college and both went into the family business.
Five years later Stan got his first NBA head coaching job for Miami. Stan admits he meets people like the coach who coached for a long time at Bridgeport University who as a Division 2 coach beat Jeff 9 out of 10 times and who can’t believe that Stan is the big shot coach in the NBA. He knows he is a puts and is taking it all the way to the bank.