Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 12:00 pm  |  16 responses

Soon, Scott Skiles Could Be Stalking a Sideline Near You

by Marcel Mutoni

It appears that despite a rather inglorious end to his tenure as the head coach in Chicago, Scott Skiles remains very much an employable person.

According to the rumor mill, he could back into coaching in the very near future.

Delightfully, there’s a chance that the fiery Skiles could end up coaching the Knicks.

It is unclear if the Knicks are one of the teams that has expressed interest in Skiles. Newly appointed Knicks president Donnie Walsh thinks highly of Skiles, who along with Rick Carlisle and Jeff Van Gundy are among a small group of experienced coaches available. But Skiles and former Knick Mark Jackson have emerged as the top candidates to replace Isiah Thomas once Walsh makes the much-anticipated change.

A disciplinarian like Skiles trying to coach this train-wreck of a team would be beyond hilarious. I’d fully expect him to lose what little is left of his hair in the first two months on the job.

If you’re not particularly excited about this possibility, allow me to point you to this classic exchange when Scott Skiles was coaching the notoriously rebounding-averse Eddy Curry in Chi-town:

Reporter: “Scott, what do you think Eddy can do to improve his rebounding?”

Skiles: “Jump”

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  • http://myspace.com/mrdyalekt d.Y.

    This would be fitting punishment for all. Zeke should be kept on as an assistant.

  • Dark

    ugh. don’t let it happen walsh.

  • Andrew


  • maio

    Quit calling for people’s jobs y’all.

  • http://www.clutchfans.net Nick

    Scott Skiles was found dead yesterday, apparently assulted and asphyxiated with a headband.

  • maio

    They’ve got family to feed.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Eddy Curry would probably quit basketball, which would be the desired effect.

  • http://www.slamonline.com TADOne

    I didn’t think the Knicks franchise could get anymore hilarious, but I guess I was wrong.

  • http://hagreen513hotmail.com Andre green

    Good bye Eddie, good bye Isiah. At least we’d get some effort out the young batch of “professional” players the teams paying and some team would love to have both Eddie and Zach til the fat bastards quit on them to for not enough touches when they don’t put forth the effort

  • BxBaller

    No!!!!!!!! Please don’t bring Skiles to NY, Please!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.nba.com hursty

    what about sending Lawrence frank to the d-league then sign Skiles. God knows the nets need some toughness.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    From an undisclosed source… “the 08/09 NBA season will witness a uniform change from the NYKnicks head office as Red wigs, noses and large floppy shoes are officially brought in.”

    …..On a serious note Rick Carlisle could turn this whole train wreck around.

  • LAN

    isiah is COTY 4real thanks for a year of enjoyment isiah

  • AC

    Isiah sent to D-League. The towel boy will serve as interim head coach.

  • Tuomas

    Please Lord, make this happen.

  • Tuomas

    Then again, it probably would be way too cruel a punishment for Skiles. After a moment I thought of his face after watching the Pistons come from behind to go 3-0 against the Bulls in last year’s playoffs. Sadly, I found no image of Skiles after Sheed nailed a three to end the third, bringing the Pistons within one, and effectively ending whatever hope there was of the Bulls regaining momentum or winning the game. SS looked like a school bully had killed his pet dog and was waiving its heart right in front of him, with him unable to do anything about it. PLENTY more of that to come if he joins the so-called “knicks”.