The rumors about who will be the next New York Knicks head coach continue to pour in. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have interviews set up with four different candidates.
The New York Knicks will meet with four different head coaching candidates this week. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the team has interviews set with Mark Jackson, David Fizdale, Jerry Stackhouse, and former Cavs coach David Blatt. They’ve also received permission to speak to former coach Mike Woodson.
Jackson is believed to be the favorite for the job. While Fizdale and Stackhouse are two of the hottest candidates on the market due to their success with the Memphis Grizzlies and the G-League Raptors respectively, but Blatt is undoubtedly in the running as well due to his friendship with team president Steve Mills dating back to their days at Princeton.
Jackson is second all-time in assists behind Walt “Clyde” Frazier in Knicks history. Also a star at St. John’s and a Brooklyn native, he’s the favorite among a certain segment of fans. Fizdale and Stackhouse make sense, and Blatt is not a surprise. He was rumored before Hornacek got the job. Woodson being on the list is the only shocker. The current Clippers assistant puzzled Knicks Twitter more than any other name.
The rumors won’t stop here. With coaches like Steve Clifford, a former Knicks assistant, and Frank Vogel, recently fired Magic coach with ties to Scott Perry, now available expect this to be a lengthy search.