Patrick Ewing spent 15 years at Madison Square Garden playing for the New York Knicks.  Now he says he wouldn't mind returning as a coach.

As of right now, the next coach of the New York Knicks is unknown.  Mike Woodson has been doing a good job as interim head coach, but the Knicks front office has made it clear that when the 2012 season is over they will be doing a job search.  If that happens, Patrick Ewing says that he is interested in that job.

Ewing, a former Knick great, spent 15 of his 17 NBA seasons in New York, and he said he still considers the New York area his home.  Ewing has been a coach under Stan Van Gundy in Orlando since 2007, and says that he would love to interview to be the next head coach of the New York Knicks.

I played here. I know the ins and outs of New York, the media, the fans.

-Patrick Ewing

Ewing said that he is hopeful that he will get an opportunity to become a head coach in the NBA, because he already has his foot in the door.  He now said he is ready for that next step.

[ESPN]