The New York Knicks have yet to find a head coach after Steve Kerr burned them earlier in May and their pursuit for a coach has led them absolutely nowhere. Lots of names are still floating around the NBA ans while all might not be former head coaches with lots of experience, there are some interesting names to consider — especially when they present themselves.
Patrick Ewing falls under this category as he is one of a few coaches who have expressed an interest in coaching the Knicks but unlike other head coaches he has a very special connection to the Knicks. Ewing played for the Knicks during the 80s and 90s and gave the franchise some of their best years, meaning a reunion would be something that helps return the franchise to better days.
“My family’s still there I still have a home there,” Ewing told Ken Berger from CBS Sports. “I don’t know what is going to happen in terms of who they’re going to have to fill that void. But if I get a call, I’ll be ready.”
Ewing has always been an assistant and was a little miffed he was passed over as head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2013 when Steve Clifford was hired instead. But he’s a staple in New York and makes a ton of sense as a head coach, if Phil Jackson will have him.
While Ewing is a Knicks guy, he may not be a Jackson guy as that was the primary reason Steve Kerr was such a highly considered candidate. New York has yet to call Ewing, which says a lot about their interest, but he’s someone to consider not only for the Knicks job but for all vacant jobs in the NBA that are finding trouble being filled.