Currently, Jeff Van Gundy reigns as the most free-flowing announcer in the NBA. He will say whatever he feels, even if it makes no sense. But before he was having fun confusing fans, he was a very good coach.
And he is the best option for Cleveland, with or without LeBron.
Van Gundy has managed stars before with Patrick Ewing, Tracy McGrady, and Yao Ming in his former arsenal. He's been in a big city. He's reached the NBA finals with the New York Knicks (even if it was in a shortened year). And his teams play defense.
Van Gundy knows the game well and would have no problem readjusting to the coaching life. He did a solid job with what he had to work with in the past and his in game coaching is one of his higher qualities. Even without LeBron, he can get the most out of his players.
Stepping back for a few years to re-evaluate the game from the announcing booth was the best decision he could have ever made. He has found himself watching more games than ever and breaking down what is currently working in the NBA.
Even without LeBron he could make the Cavs into a playoff team.
But Van Gundy and LeBron James, wouldn't that be intriguing?
It's time for Van Gundy to return. If LeBron James is smart, he would tell his "ring leaders" to stop looking for big names, his coaching "friends," and put himself in the best situation to win. Back home in Cleveland, with Van Gundy moving the chess pieces.
Van Gundy would help bring Lebron James and the city of Cleveland a title.
Dan Gilbert needs to stop looking so far away and just listen for the voice screaming about tater tots or whatever is currently on Jeff Van Gundy's mind.