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NBA Rumors: Mike Dunleavy wants to coach New York Knicks


Mike Dunleavy, Sr. has already had an interview with the Los Angeles Lakers.

If he has his way, he will also talk to another one of the most storied franchises in league history.

In an interview on EPSN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Thursday, Dunleavy was asked if he thought he had a shot at the Knicks job (as transcribed by Al Iannazzone of New York News Day).

“I hope so,” he said. “I played in the triangle system down in Houston. It was kind of left over from when Tex Winter coached there. All my teams, I’ve run it as a transition set. The part of that was also the fact that I was thinking at some point in the playoffs, we’ll run into Phil’s teams, and by the time we get there, my guys will run the triangle very well and be prepared to play them.

“Maybe I’m the outside guy from the other guys that he’ll talk to, former players who played in the system and other guys who coached under him in the system. But at least I do know the system. I have run it.”

Dunleavy coached the Lakers from 1990-1992 and has also coached the Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. He has a career regular season record of 613-716 and a record of 38-33 in the postseason.

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  • J Taylor

    The Lakers coaching “Splash” is that they got outbid for Dunleavy by NYC, are forced to hire a retread, and have an uninspiring offseason of acquisitions.

    Splash may be more like “Thud” if the team uninspires, and ends up with a 40 win season.
    - Kobe might end the season with the MVP, but LA fans are still going to realize that the team stinks and the new Front Office is too timid and dysfunctional to create a great team.