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As Spurs close in, Van Gundy is Texas' latest score

Things are bigger in Texas, especially when it comes to the expectations for new Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy.

Updated: June 10, 2003, 12:46 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Someday soon, someone down there is really going to ask this question. Doesn't matter that the Lone Star State is universally regarded as a football state.

Someone is going to ask out loud, with some justification: Is Texas big enough for its three NBA teams?

It's a question that grows more legitimate by the minute, because Texas is where it's all happening. Back in November, when the foundation took shape, California was still the unquestioned capital on the NBA map, with the Lakers ...

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