The New York Knicks are one of a few teams still searching for a head coach and they seem to be spinning their tires a bit when it comes to actual progress in getting anything done. When Steve Kerr spurned them it seemed to set New York back a bit and they haven’t gotten firm footing since then and it’s becoming a bit of a desperate situation.
Phil Jackson seems to have eyes for Mark Jackson and Derek Fisher, but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to hire either of them this summer or even how close he is to making progress with either candidate. Still, the head coaching search has dragged on longer than the Knicks anticipated and it’s something they want wrapped up soon.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks want to have their head coaching search wrapped up by mid-June when Phil Jackson flies to Turkey for his son’s wedding.
According to an NBA source, Jackson is flying to Turkey in mid-June with his fiancée/Lakers president Jeanie Buss for nearly a week to attend his son Ben’s wedding.
Jackson desperately wants the coaching search wrapped up before his European vacation with Buss, who has some interest in Derek Fisher for the Lakers’ front office, if not as head coach.
There’s a good chance that New York finds a head coach by the middle of the month as things tend to come together quickly near the end of head coaching searches. It’s never something we can see coming — as evident by the Steve Kerr situation — but New York is hungry to clean up the mess they have at head coach and a mid-June hire is not all that hard to see happening.
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