New York Knicks

With the 2016 NBA Playoffs now in full swing, Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks continue their wild head coaching search.

By Jon Goldfarb

Even though the NBA Playoffs are currently ongoing as of Apr. 28, this story is all about the coaching debacle the New York Knicks are going through as they look for a new leader to help restore order in Madison Square Garden after finishing the 2015-16 season with a 32-50 record.

The team did interview former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt about taking the torch Derek Fisher left behind, as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

However, Pina did mention in his article that Kurt Rambis remains a stronger candidate than Blatt in the eyes of Phil Jackson.

As for the Knicks fans, players and personnel eagerly waiting to find out who will be named the team’s new coach, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News mentioned that Carmelo Anthony is upset with how the team is handling the coaching search.

Anthony said that there needs to be a process in finding the right man for the job, otherwise there would be problems if the team didn’t search properly enough.

With that in mind, Carmelo Anthony has a point.


The Knicks need to improve their search for their next head coach or they’ll be left with a candidate who’ll probably last less than two seasons with the team at most depending on how he’ll do record wise.

However, it is rumored that the Knicks might end up sticking with Kurt Rambis.

Knicks President Phil Jackson also mentioned that Rambis is getting a hang of the triangle offense that was implemented to the team once Jackson became president of the team back in 2014.

Some think that keeping Rambis would be trouble for the struggling Knicks similar to how he did when he was the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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