2. David Blatt, Former Cleveland Cavaliers HC
We never saw the offense that we were promised when Blatt was hired by the Cavs two years ago. That’s not his fault. He wasn’t supposed to coach that Cavs team. He was hired to run a rebuilding squad led by Kyrie Irving and Andrew Wiggins.
Instead, James came in. Blatt and his system didn’t make sense in Cleveland anymore. That doesn’t mean that both won’t fit in New York. Blatt’s Princeton offense is said to have elements of the t-word, so take that for whatever it’s worth.
The Knicks finished 24th in offensive rating and 28th in effective field goal percentage, so an overhaul on that side of the court wouldn’t be a terrible idea.