The New York Knicks are interviewing former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown for their vacancy as head coach according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Brown, 50, worked as head coach with the Knights for five seasons from 2005 to 2010. He then spent two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers before returning to the Cavs for the 2013-14 season.
Brown was fired a second time after only one season with the organization and has recently worked as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors since 2016.
With a record 21-45, the Knicks will be one of eight teams who will not travel to Orlando to restart the championship season in late July. Multiple reports have focused their attention on the search for the head coach, which officially started this spring. David Fizdale was fired after a 4-18 start of the season and replaced on a temporary basis, believed to be one of the many candidates the team is considering under new president Leon Rose.
Former Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is also believed to be vying for the concert according to several reports.
In recent years it has been a revolving door for the coaches of the world’s most famous arena. Following Mike Woodson’s departure at the end of the 2013-14 season, New York had, Kurt Rambis, Jeff Hornacek and Fizdale to try one of the basketball franchises. However, no coach has been able to get the Knicks closer to the playoffs when they last arrived under Woodson in 2013.