After failing to lure Steve Kerr to the Big Apple earlier this week, the Knicks brass reconvened and is now on the search for a new potential coaching candidate who is willing to run the famed triangle.
It’s also not expected that Jackson will go outside of his circle of trust, and Mark Jackson and Van Gundy — now both analysts for ESPN — never have been in it.
“I think he’ll stick with someone he knows,” a league official said.
Jackson wants to install the vaunted triangle offense. He would need someone fluent in triangle and able to teach it, which made Kerr his top candidate. But Kerr chose Golden State, and now Jackson is expected to turn to some old friends.
While coaches are far more accustom to the triangle offense than they were a handful of years ago, it’s still not exactly the most popular offense to run so Jackson’s potential pickings will be reduced.