After Steve Kerr decided to go with the Golden State Warriors head coaching job, the New York Knicks are still looking for their new head coach under Phil Jackson.
While many other possible candidates like Jim Cleamons, Kurt Rambis, and Mark Jackson out there, many New York fans would salivate at the idea of Jackson coaching the team from the sidelines.
Recently, Golden State Warriors consultant/minority owner Jerry West told the New York Post that Jackson greatest value to the Knicks is from the sidelines:
“I think his greatest value would be down there on the bench, to be honest with you, because he’s had so much success and this is going to be a particularly difficult challenge [for the front office] because they are faced with challenges back there,’’ West told The Post at the Chicago draft combine. “The first thing he has to do is find a coach he’ll be satisfied with unless he decides to do it. At this point of his life, his health issues, which he keeps pretty private, it might not be something he wants to do.’’
We will see if Phil can find the right coach for the Knicks in the coming weeks but I wouldn’t be shocked if he decided to return to the bench.
West image courtesy of Getty Images