The next head coach of the New York Knicks will likely be one of the following three: Interim Knicks head coach Kurt Rambis, former Cleveland Cavaliers head man David Blatt or Golden State Warriors assistant Luke Walton.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Wednesday that Rambis and Blatt are currently the favorites unless Walton surprises and yearns for the job in New York. Knicks president Phil Jackson reportedly talked with Walton about the job last week but his former pupil seems inclined to stay with the defending NBA champions and head coach Steve Kerr. Walton is one of the hottest head coaching names on the market as he led the Warriors to a39-4 record this season while Kerr was out with an illness.
Jackson does not seem to want to stray at all from his famed triangle offense principles and Rambis would be the man best suited to do that.
“When Kurt started coaching the team, [the Knicks] started executing [the triangle] with more structure,” Jackson told ESPN last week. “We saw some progress, but we have to make the next step.”
Jackson, Rambis and select Knicks players will meet to go over the offense this week, according to a report by the New York Daily News.