Knicks Rumors: Tom Thibodeau, HC candidates have not received contractual offers

The New York Knicks did not make a contractual offer to any of the coaching candidates they interviewed.

According to SNY’s Ian Begley, a source said the Knicks “are exploring their options.” Another source said it is a “strong probability” that the Knicks will talk to more candidates this week and that “it remains likely” that they will hire a manager later this month.

The Knicks reportedly interviewed 11 different candidates via Zoom calls, each of whom interviewed twice. Former Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves coach Tom Thibodeau has long been considered the favorite to get the job.

In addition to Thibodeau, the Knicks reportedly interviewed interim head coach Mike Miller, former Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown, bulls assistant Chris Fleming, Dallas Mavericks assistant Jamahl Mosley, San Antonio Spurs assistant Will Hardy, Philadelphia 76ers principal assistant Ime Udoka and assistant by Orlando Magic Pat Delany.

Begley noted that former agent and current team president Leon Rose has a strong relationship with Thibodeau, as well as new executive vice president and senior consultant Knicks William Wesley.