Van Gundy, who is not a person who gets nostalgic over buildings, didn’t mince words.
“I’ve never understood the whole hype with Madison Square Garden,” he said.
“It’s like anything: They’re a very good team with very good players, and so that’s something that gets your juices flowing: because it’s Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. But Madison Square Garden to me? It’s not one of the nicer places in the league. It has some history, but no more so than some others. Look, their last championship was in the ’70s.”