With the New York Knicks head coaching job still in limbo, the frontrunner for the position is current team interim coach Kurt Rambis, who has led the team to a 9-18 record since taking over. Though Rambis and franchise President Phil Jackson have a close relationship, Jackson is still looking at other possible options. Last week, Knicks legend and current Hornets lead assistant coach Patrick Ewing expressed interest in interviewing with the team.
Today, it has been revealed that the Knicks might be interested in former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt. In his first year coaching in the NBA last season, Blatt led the Cavs to the NBA Finals and posted a 30-11 record with the team earlier this season before being fired in favor of Tyronn Lue. No coach in NBA history has been fired with that high of a winning percentage, which is .732. Those around Blatt have shared that he wanted to coach again in the NBA after being fired, as opposed to returning to Europe where he had much success. Another element is Knicks general manager Steve Mills, who played at Princeton with Blatt, which would make him a more viable option.