Knicks Interested In Blatt
The New York Knicks are still in search of a full-time head coach. While Kurt Rambis gets consideration to be the next guy by Phil Jackson, he hasn't shown much improvement during his time as interim head coach. So the Knicks should be looking at other options.
One of those options interesting the Knicks is former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt. In his 1+ seasons as Cavs coach, Blatt went 83-40 and led the Cavaliers all the way to game 6 of the NBA Finals last season.
Blatt was fired on January 22nd with the team's record standing at 30-11, the highest winning percentage at the time of a firing in-season in league history (.732).
Blatt and Knicks general manager Steve Mills played collegiate ball together at Princeton, so there is familiarity between the two sides.
Other coaches that have expressed interest or have been rumored to the Knicks vacancy are Brian Shaw, Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, with a sleeper being Patrick Ewing. Shaw is the only one that runs Jackson's preferred triangle offense.
Blatt's history with foreign players also may be of interest for the Knicks as they look to develop young rookie Kristaps Porzingis.
Would the Knicks really consider hiring David Blatt?