Levack’s Top Five Picks To Be The Knicks’ New Head Coach
The New York Knicks have fired head coach David Fizdale. The debate as to how much of this terrible 4-18 start is truly his fault can happen another time. Right now I'm trying to think of anyone that might actually stand a chance of turning the Knicks into a winning basketball team in the near future. Here are the five candidates I'd like to see coach the Knicks.
Mike Miller: Let's start with the guy that has the job at the moment, Interim HC Mike Miller. Miller is not the sexy choice for the job but think about the fact that he's a teacher. Miller was the head coach of the G League Westchester Knicks from 2015 to 2019 when he was moved up to the big league club. Miller's job was to teach and develop players which he did while winning games. This is a young team that will need to be developed.
Patrick Ewing: I have no idea if Knicks' legend Patrick Ewing would be any good but my heart wants to give him a chance.
Mark Jackson: Jackson is also a nostalgic pick for me but unlike his former teammate Ewing we've seen him coach in the NBA. As the top guy with the Golden State Warriors from 2011 - 2015 he had a record of 121-109 and helped develop Steph Curry and Klay Thompson.
Jeff Van Gundy: Van Gundy took over as Knicks coach mid season in the 1995-1996 season and lead the Knicks to the playoffs every year except his last when he resigned in the 2001-2002 season.
Doc Rivers: Look I know this is basically impossible but James Dolan and the Knicks need to do something drastic to change the way free agents and fans view them. Throwing a ridiculous amount of money at one of the best and most loved head coaching in the game might be just crazy enough to work.