Knicks, targeted reconstruction for a bright future

New front office, new day for the Knicks, right? Instant gratification belongs to the past. Patient and targeted reconstruction is today’s plan for a brighter tomorrow.

“I ask for your continued patience,” wrote new team president Leon Rose in an open letter to Knicks fans in March. “What I promise you in return is that I will be honest and straightforward. We will develop a plan that makes sense, both to start our short-term growth and to ensure our long-term success.”

if only it were that simple.

Continuous patience can mean many different things. Trading with 35-year-old Chris Paul and the $ 85.6 million owed for the next two seasons shouldn’t be one of them, but it’s something the Knicks are exploring for ESPN’s Frank Island. It probably shouldn’t also mean hooking up with Tom Thibodeau, 62, before he even starts a search for coaches, but Thibs has already taken pole position, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.