Another troubled season for the Knicks that led to the dismissal of David Fizdale after just 22 games played. A situation that highlights the difficulties and uncertainties that characterize the present of the Knicks. The current interim coach Mike Miller is the favorite to finish the season as head coach, but if the Knicks continue to accumulate defeats, the leadership will probably go in another direction, hiring a seasoned head coach: according to Shams Charania, 3 would be the main candidates to sit on the most discussed bench of the NBA.
Here are the names of the three candidates:
Jeff Van Gundy: already coach of the Knicks from 1996 to 2001, currently a TV commentator, after training Team USA in qualifying for the last World Cup.
Mark Jackson: Van Gundy’s colleague at ESPN and ABC, was Steve Kerr’s predecessor on the Golden State Warriors bench from 2011 to 2014.
Tom Thibodeau: fired by the Minnesota Timberwolves last January, he also coached the head coaches but the greatest successes he obtained as a Boston Celtics defense specialist.