Knicks rumors: David Blatt could be next head coach

Knicks rumors: David Blatt could be next head coach

But they are not limiting their search.

A source confirmed that the Knicks received permission to interview a familiar name - Clippers assistant Mike Woodson - who hasn't been a head coach since being fired by Jackson four years ago. "I'd like to finish what I started".

The news of KP's injury sent shockwaves not only through NY but throughout the basketball world, as one of the league's brightest young stars would be forced to make a lengthy and tedious recovery - one that doesn't always guarantee a successful return. A few teams didn't like the direction they were headed in terms of coaching, and more will likely follow as the offseason rolls on for teams that didn't make the playoffs.

Last year's drama-filled offseason created concern that Kristaps Porzingis' time in NY would end before it could even truly begin. I want it to be mutual, I want them to want me. They replaced him with Derek Fisher, who was sacked a year later for Jeff Hornacek, who has now also been dismissed.

Blatt just won the Euro Cup with his Istanbul squad and the one-time highly successful Israeli League coach is former Princeton teammates of Knicks president Steve Mills and developmental director Craig Robinson, who has emerged as a strong voice in the Knicks hierarchy. NY can officially offer Porzingis the first extension of his career this summer.

"I would be insane not to. I think they will make the right decisions, so we have to trust them".

Woodson was sacked by the Knicks in 2014 after leading the franchise for two seasons, but isn't expected to be a top candidate. But with a superstar like Kristaps Porziņģis to build around, the Knicks need to get their next hire right.