Friday, 20 Apr 2018
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The Knicks not interested in Jeff Van Gundy

A memorable coach of the New York Knicks in the 90s, Jeff Van Gundy would be well back in the big apple. But the leaders do not see it that way. The New York Knicks seem ready to do something new with old people. Always looking for a coach, leaders even contacted Mike Woodson . The latter had already coached the team between 2012 and 2014. So it would be a step backwards. If they are ready to go back in time, they still have limits. Jeff Van Gundy another elder of the organization does not interest them. ESPN brought that the consultant would be interested in the idea of ​​returning to service on the bench. But it would not be reciprocal. Woodson is not at the top of the list either. The Knicks would actually have four candidates at the center of their priorities: Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse, David Blatt and David Fizdale . ” Current players are very different from old players. So who are these guys, where do they come from and what is their background? “, explains Steve Mills, the New York President. This statement suggests that Jerry Stackhouse may be the perfect candidate. He coached in the G-League after a long history of developing NBA players. He is younger and probably more connected than the other candidates. Fizdale was the last one in his post (transferred early in the season by the Memphis Grizzlies). Jeff Van Gundy has not coached since 2007. However, his record at the Knicks speaks for him. He has won 420 of 668 regular season games he has led with NY. He led the franchise in the playoffs six seasons in a row. With even an NBA finals in 1999! The Knicks have won just one playoff series since … with Woodson, precisely.

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