In New York, Blatt would be replacing Jeff Hornacek, who was sacked at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season.
"I think in NY, it's better to have done this before".
Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Mike Woodson, who served as New York's head coach from 2012-2014, publicly threw his name into the mix. But his first shot as a head coach in the National Basketball Association was as successful as it was abbreviated, with an 83-40 regular season record and an Eastern Conference title over less than two seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I hope they call me". It was waived after less than a year when he was bought out of his contract.
NY also planned to contact Jerry Stackhouse - coach of Raptors 905, Toronto's G League affiliate - according to sources. He did so due to frustration over the drama and dysfunction surrounding the organization.
The Knicks clearly have a lot of options for their new head coach, so it'll be interesting to see who they end up choosing in the next week or two. Van Gundy also may not agree with the philosophy of the Knicks' new front office, which wants a major role in the daily workings of the team.
Porzingis was limited to 48 games this season, as a torn ACL cut his campaign short.
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If the Knicks offer Porzingis an extension next summer rather than this summer, it could create an additional $10 million in cap space for the club in the summer of 2019.
"It all depends on how I can come [back] from the injury and how I move", Porzingis said. I want it to be mutual.