Frank Vogel could reportedly be interested in the New York Knicks head coaching job if his current team, the Indiana Pacers, do not bring him back and offer him a new contract; Vogel, who is a New Jersey native, is said to be a big fan of Phil Jackson's, as he also once worked as an advanced scout for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2005-2006.
Frank Vogel Potentially Interested in Knicks Head Coaching Job If Pacers Don’t Bring Him Back: Report
The Sacramento Kings will interview former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt for their head coaching job; Blatt is currently a candidate and potential front runner for the New York Knicks head coaching job who has met with the Knicks and team president Phil Jackson.
Cavaliers’ Tyronn Lue Endorses David Blatt for New York Knicks Coaching Job: He Deserves Another Chance
Current Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue publicly endorsed former head coach David Blatt to get the New York Knicks head coaching job, as he said that Blatt deserves a second chance to coach in the NBA; Blatt is one of the current front runners to land the Knicks head coaching job.
The Sacramento Kings will reportedly interview former New York Knicks center and current Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Patrick Ewing for their current head coaching vacancy; the Kings are looking tor replace the departed George Karl, who was fired at the end of the regular season.
Over the weekend, the Golden State Warriors, and not the New York Knicks, have hired Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton to a five-year deal worth around $5-6 million per season; it wasn't clear if the Knicks were interested in considering Walton for the job, but he's now officially off the market.
In a recent interview, New York Knicks All Star forward Carmelo Anthony said that if Phil Jackson had made an offer to Tom Thibodeau to make him the next Knicks head coach, he would have accepted the offer, but instead, Jackson never made an offer to Thibodeau and he ended up taking the Minnesota Timberwolves offer to become the head coach and team president.
Phil Jackson Met with Ex-Cavaliers’ David Blatt This Week to Discuss Knicks Head Coaching Job: Report
Reports are now indicating that New York Knicks president Phil Jackson has in fact met with former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt earlier in the week to discuss the Knicks head coaching job; earlier in the week, it had been reported that the Knicks wouldn't be considering Blatt, but now it looks like things have changed in those plans and Blatt is back in the race along with Knicks interim head coach Kurt Rambis.
After months of speculating that they will make a strong pursuit for his services in free agency this summer, the New York Knicks are reportedly not as keen like they once were on making a maximum offer to Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, part of which is due to his latest injury that popped up right before the playoffs.
If the Los Angeles Lakers decide to hire Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton to become the team's next head coach, people around the league think that Phil Jackson could essentially leave his post as the president of the New York Knicks to return to the Los Angeles Lakers to run things in their front office; Jackson still has three years left on his current deal with the Knicks with an opt out clause for next summer.
Former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is reportedly interested in the now vacant head coaching job of the Los Angeles Lakers; Fisher played 13 of his 18 year NBA career with the Lakers. The Lakers are now in need for a head coach due to the team firing Byron Scott on Sunday after two years at the job following a 17-65 season.