Former Knicks and Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy has been selected to lead the U.S. qualifying team leading up to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Van Gundy has a 430-318 record in 11 seasons as an NBA head coach, with his last campaign coming in 2006-07 with the Rockets.
Provided the U.S. qualifies as expected, it will then play at the 2019 World Cup in China under Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who has been selected to succeed Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski as head of the men's senior team.
Green (198 points, 99 First Team votes), Gobert (196 points, 97 First Team votes) and Leonard (192 points, 93 First Team votes) were overwhelming choices for the First Team, as selected by a global panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.
Beverley, a 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive Second Team choice, was selected to the First Team for the first time.
NEW YORK -- Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert and San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard – the three finalists for the 2016-17 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award – lead the 2016-17 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today.