Will Hardy would represent a new approach for the Knicks. The 32-year-old assistant went to the Spurs’ bench after starting the organization as an intern. He has spent the past four seasons as an assistant and ten seasons within the San Antonio organization. Before joining the sidelines, he was the team video coordinator.
Hardy has had coaching experience since his time as coach of the Spurs Summer League in Utah from 2015-2018 and in Las Vegas from 2017-2018. He also has international experience, working in the technical staff of Team USA during the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Hardy joins Ime Udoka as second candidate with ties to Gregg Popovich and the Spurs who is being considered for work on the Knicks. While many Knicks fans would like to see Becky Hammon get an interview, it seems he won’t meet the team, for Marc Berman of the New York Post.
After being accused of laundering old names for the position (e.g. Tom Thibodeau and Mike Woodson), Hardy is relatively unknown outside of the NBA circles, but he seems well respected and obviously comes from a strong coaching tree.