Jeff Van Gundy hopes that Charles Oakley and the Knicks will repair their relationship and believes Oakley’s jersey No. 34 should be raised to the Garden rafters.

Van Gundy coached Oakley with the Knicks and is happy to see that things appear to be moving in a positive direction after last week’s ugly incident inside Madison Square Garden.

“I love the Knicks, and I love Charles Oakley,” said Van Gundy, who worked Wednesday night’s Knicks-Thunder game as an ESPN analyst. “Charles, with all of his greatness, helped me immeasurably. So I’m glad that it seems that it’s heading toward a positive resolution.

“Hopefully one day very soon it’s ‘Charles Oakley Day.’ I do think his number should be retired. The longevity and his accomplishments warrant it. But more so that he understands exactly what he meant to the organization and the city.”

Oakley was removed from his seat last Wednesday and escorted out of the Garden after a skirmish with security. He was ultimately arrested and banned from the Garden on Friday by Knicks owner James Dolan.