In the past few days, the list of candidates for New York Knicks executives has grown to more than 10. And those are just the ones rumored to have leaked from the media. You should think that their internal list could be much larger.
Recently, Mike Brown, who is currently an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, was reported to have an interview with the Knicks. Another prominent candidate who may arise in the coming days is Jason Kidd, who is currently assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to a report, there is internal support in Kidd to get at least one interview from the organization.
In addition to Knicks’ interview with Brown, there has been a strong internal interest in the potential of the team interviewing Jason Kidd, Begley reports.
As of now, there are more than 10 candidates reported that the Knicks are at least somewhat interested. In addition to Brown and Kidd, the Knicks have also been linked to assistant coaches Chris Fleming (Chicago), Pat Delany (Orlando). Jamahl Mosley (Dallas), Will Hardy (San Antonio), Becky Hammon (San Antonio) and Ime Udoka (Philadelphia).
Top of the original “favorites” are Tom Thibodeau, Kenny Atkinson and current interim coach Mike Miller.
When it was reported that the Knicks would conduct a vast and thorough, I had my doubts. After all, these are the Knicks we’re talking about. If there is one thing we know about the Knicks, it is that often (it seems) that they don’t always evaluate all the options before making an organizational decision.
At least in part, that’s why we’ve seen them make mistakes after mistakes in their recent history. However, at least at the beginning, it seems that they are really going on with a careful search for coaching.