Mar 4, 2014; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts to a play during the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Alabama 55-48. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: New York Knicks eyeing John Calipari as next head coach


There is a lot of drama brewing in New York at the moment as the Knicks shift their focus from trying to win on the court to trying to win int he front office. While Mike Woodson’s squad still has an outside chance of making the postseason as an eight seed, all of the talk in New York is about the expected arrival of the Zen Master, Phil Jackson.

But while Jackson’s arrival is great fodder, it’s kicking up a lot of dust with those currently employed by the Knicks — specifically general manager Steve Mills. While he may be out of a job if Jackson comes in and takes over, that hasn’t stopped Mills from laying out an offseason plan anyways.

According to Frank Isola, the Knicks are eyeing Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari, should Mills keep his job and run the coaching search this summer.

Mills’ plan has been to start a coaching search this summer and already several prominent names have surfaced, including Kentucky’s John Calipari and former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy.

This, of course, is all contingent on what happens with Mills’ future with the team. Isola also mentions Mark Jackson and Tom Thibodeau as options for the Knicks but the focus appears to be on getting Phil Jackson to run the team and not Mills.

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