On Monday, Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported New York has shown no interest in reuniting with Van Gundy even though the ESPN analyst "would be open to talking about the position if he were approached."
The head coaching position is open after the Knicks fired Jeff Hornacek at the conclusion of their 2017-18 campaign.
This comes after Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported Sunday the Knicks were planning on meeting with David Fizdale, Mark Jackson and Jerry Stackhouse, who he called "three of the top candidates" for the position.
Wojnarowski noted New York set up a meeting with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, while Begley cited his colleague and pointed out the team received permission to speak with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Mike Woodson as well.
As for Van Gundy, things have been bleak for the Knicks since he departed. New York has reached the playoffs just four times in 17 seasons after Van Gundy's tenure and has won just one series, a far cry from the playoff success the coach had, including a run to the 1999 NBA Finals.
However, Begley wrote "Van Gundy left abruptly, which led to some ill will between the two. Recently, that relationship seems to have been repaired."
The 56-year-old analyst went 248-172 as a head coach with the Knicks and proceeded to lead the Houston Rockets to a 182-146 mark from 2003-07 after leaving New York.