The search for the next head coach of the New York Knicks has new team president Phil Jackson shaking his head. He thought he had a deal with Steve Kerr, but Kerr ultimately decided to take the Golden State Warriors job.
Now with Jackson back at square one, multiple names have been thrown around to be the front-runner. Well Rick Fox was on NBC Sports Radio and says that he believes that he is a candidate for the Knicks job.
Rick Fox: “Phil Jackson obviously is with the Knicks now and I’ve been speaking with him for about 4 months about that very situation. I love supporting him and his vision for what’s going to go down in New York and we’ve had those discussions and so he knows I’m open to working with him and doing something as exciting as resurrecting the chances of the Knicks returning to glory.
Erik Kuselias: So is it fair to say you’re a candidate for the Knicks coaching job?
Rick Fox: “Yeah…I’ve been a candidate for while and what I’m comfortable communicating is that there’s really nothing for me to do. Phil has expressed his interest, and the patience for him discovering who is right for that job is left in his court. I know that Phil is as competent a coach as there ever was so that if you’re a Knicks fan, to know that he’s going to find the right person to work with in that capacity has to be comforting to those people and you just let it play out.”