Jerry Stackhouse Reportedly A Candidate For New York Knicks Job

Jerry Stackhouse Reportedly A Candidate For New York Knicks Job

Jerry Stackhouse Reportedly A Candidate For New York Knicks Job

The Knicks, who fired head coach Jeff Hornacek after two seasons on Thursday, are said to believe Wright would be flawless for the rebuilding club.

Since his playing career, Stackhouse has coached the Toronto Raptors' G-League affiliate, Raptors 905.

Wright just finished guiding the Villanova Wildcats to their second national championship in three years in the NCAA Tournament. Van Gundy's run was the Knicks' most recent period of sustained success; NY has won just one playoff series since Van Gundy left early in the 2000-01 season. Those three teams made coaching changes during the regular season, inserting interim head coaches.

The Knicks finished the season with a record of 29-53, which now has them picking 9th in the NBA Draft.


Fizdale was sacked by the Grizzlies early this season after a strong opening campaign in 16-17.

Wojnarowski also reports that former Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale, former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt, and former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson are among the candidates to replace Hornacek.

Former team president Phil Jackson hired Hornacek ahead of the 2016-2017 season.

Kurt Rambis, the associate head coach, was also dismissed, the Knicks said in a statement from the president, Steve Mills, and the general manager, Scott Perry. What Knicks fans are fearing most right now is the interest that the organization has in LeBron's old doormat coach, David Blatt (oh dear God, no). Under Mills and Perry, player development will be crucial for the Knicks, who hope to build a young core around Kristaps Porzingis to attract free agents in future offseasons. That said, JVG hasn't coached in 11 seasons and it remains to be seen if he's even interested in leaving his job as an ESPN NBA analyst.

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