The New York Knicks are in need of a new head coach. If interim head coach, Mike Miller, is not retained, here are five candidates that should be considered for the job.
While the New York Knicks haven’t played any basketball in months and won’t be a part of the NBA’s restart, they have still found a way to make headlines. That is because there is a changing of the guard, again, in The Big Apple.
The Knicks are on the lookout for a new head coach. David Fizdale was fired 22 games into the 2019-20 season after a disastrous 4-18 start. Somehow, New York was performing worse than in Fizdale’s first season with the team, when they finished 17-65.
Mike Miller had the team playing better basketball once he took over. He led the team to a 17-27 record as the interim head coach until the season was halted because of COVID-19.
Miller did well with what he was given. There are a lot of veterans on the roster that are looking to secure their next contract in addition to all the young guys that need minutes to develop. It was a difficult juggling act, but Miller made the most of it.
Miller will be one of the many candidates that are interviewed for the full-time coaching job. He will assuredly not be alone, as the Knicks will have an extensive search with at least eight candidates interviewing.
Will the Knicks look for a coach that can grow along with their young roster? Or will they look for an experienced leader to help mold the team? We will find out in the coming weeks, but here are five candidates that should be atop the team’s list.