The Knicks have been in the news recently because they talked to Phil Jackson about possibly putting him in the front office. Since Phil Jackson wont be the coach of the New York Knicks the question I am asking today is who should be the next coach of the New York Knicks when Mike Woodson gets fired? well there are several options for this job and here they are.
George Karl: He was once the head coach of Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin, Raymond Felton, and J.R. Smith during his time with the Denver Nuggets. I don't think that George Karl will get the Knicks job. The reason why I say this is because right now George Karl is a basketball analyst for ESPN but really his job is being a Carmelo analyst. Every time he is on it's always about the Knicks and Carmelo, so he might be Melo'd out.
Mark Jackson: As of right now Mark Jackson is the Head Coach of the Golden State Warriors but there has been some talk that the Warriors management has not been happy with Jackson. So this scenario would only work if Mark Jackson gets fired. Jackson grew up in New York played at St. Johns, and also played for the Knicks. The Knicks fans wanted Mark Jackson as their head coach before they hired Mike Woodson so he could be a good fit for the Knicks.
Tom Thibodeau: this is a more complicated situation because there has been friction between him and the management. This scenario is not that likely but there is a chance this can happen. The only way Thibodeau coaches the Knicks is if the Knicks gives compensation to the Bulls like a 1st round draft pick. So I would say he does not coach the Knicks.
All of these coaches that I have presented are very good candidates but my pick on who should be next for the New York Knicks is Jeff Van Gundy. Jeff Van Gundy is currently a basketball commentator for ESPN. The Last time the New York Knicks have had any success Jeff Van Gundy was the Head Coach. Jeff has said that he has a good relationship with Knicks owner James Dolan. Jeff Van Gundy had quit on the Knicks and has said he regretted it, so maybe it's time to right the wrong.
Tell me what you think. Who should be the next Head Coach of the New York Knicks?