Oct.1, 2012, 2012; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) is interviewed by Kurt Rambis during media day at the Los Angeles Lakers Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks offer Kurt Rambis four-years, $4.8 million to be Derek Fisher’s lead assistant

The New York Knicks hired former player Derek Fisher to be their head coach, his first year as a coach, for the cost of $25 million over five years. To make sure Fisher is successful and has the tools he needs, the Knicks want to surround him with some move veteran coaches, like Kurt Rambis.

From the New York Post:

The Knicks have made Lakers coaching candidate Kurt Rambis a four-year offer of roughly $1.2 million per year to be rookie coach Derek Fisher’s top assistant, according to an NBA source….

Rambis, a triangle guru and Lakers assistant last season, remains in the mix for the Lakers’ head-coaching vacancy and still is mulling a cross-country move to New York.

 According to Howard Beck from Bleacher Report, Rambis was the leader among the three candidates Los Angeles was considering for their vacancy.

Another (Phil) Jackson loyalist, Kurt Rambis, could join the Knicks as Fisher’s lead assistant. However, Rambis also remains a favorite for the Lakers’ head-coaching position, according to league sources. The Lakers have interviewed at least a half-dozen coaches, but sources say they are focused on three primary candidates: Rambis, Alvin Gentry and Byron Scott.
If the Lakers don’t want to lose out on Rambis, they might need to act quickly.

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