Who Should Knicks Tab As Next Head Coach?
On Monday, the New York Knicks parted ways with head coach Derek Fisher. Fisher was 40-96 in his 1+ year with the Knicks; the second worst record by a head coach in team history behind Larry Brown (23-59).
Phil Jackson named Kurt Rambis interim head coach.
"I think it's nine losses out of the last 10 games," Jackson said Monday to reporters. "I think it's the business of winning. Obviously there are games in which we didn't get off to very good starts recently. But I think Derek was prepared. I think he took this business seriously. I think he was a dedicated worker. Some of that onus is on the players and I let them know that today."
With the Knicks looking at a difficult off-season next year, it's important that they find the right coach for the future.
Immediately off the bat there are four candidates: Rambis, Tom Thibodeau, Luke Walton, and Brian Shaw.
Rambis seems to be the favorite in the clubhouse as he was seen to be a future head coach at some point in the near future anyway. Thibodeau is likely to be the fans choice. What he did in Chicago proved that his system works. Walton is most likely to end up wherever he wants this upcoming off-season. He could choose the Knicks, but it is most likely is the case that he ends up coaching the L.A. Lakers since he played there. Lastly there is Brian Shaw. The former Denver Nuggets head coach failed in the Mile High City, but there is no doubt Jackson believes in him.
Who would you want as the next Knicks head coach?