Carmelo Anthony isn’t yet endorsing anyone to become the next coach of the Knicks. But it seems like he may have to develop an opinion soon.
Knicks president Phil Jackson already has his preference on who he wants running the team next year, according to ESPN’s Ian Begley and Marc Stein. Apparently, it’s someone with whom he’s already familiar.
The Knicks are giving strong consideration to making Kurt Rambis their full-time head coach, according to league sources.
Sources told ESPN.com that Rambis, who has served as the Knicks’ interim coach since Derek Fisher was fired Feb. 8, is the preferred choice of team president Phil Jackson, who sources say is pushing for a new multiyear deal for Rambis despite New York’s 8-16 record since the coaching change
Anthony said in March that he wishes the Knicks would conduct an external coaching search before hiring someone. And that 8-16 record, along with Melo’s wishes, isn’t the only reason bringing Rambis back without looking elsewhere would be a curious move.
Even with Fisher out and Rambis in, there are obvious strategic flaws with the Knicks.