Ex-Rockets coach says ‘very few people care about the NBA lockout’ | Sports Update | a Chron.com blog Basis for the pollFormer Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy is worried that nobody cares about the NBA lockout.“You know what I was thinking about … is how very few people care about the NBA lockout,” Van Gundy said on KILT in Houston this week. “You just don’t hear people talk. If it wasn’t on sports talk or ESPN… would anybody even know?
“You have to be careful if you’re both ownership and players—that you realize with the economy and so many other options with your disposable income—don’t think it will always stay like it has. It can go the other way. This is not football. Football has a stranglehold on America right now, NFL football, and rightfully so. It’s 16 games. If you’re a season-ticket holder it’s eight games, or 10 games with the preseason games, and it’s on the weekend.”