The New York Knicks will need to a make decision soon regarding a full-time head coach: team president Phil Jackson’s buddy and interim coach Kurt Rambis, or someone else who is perhaps a better fit.
Whatever the case, Carmelo Anthony expects (hopes?) to have a say in the hiring process.
Anthony is also looking to play a lead role in the luring of free agents to MSG this summer.
Kurt Rambis said on Wednesday that he wants to be a head coach in the NBA and wants the interim tag removed from his title with the Knicks. Anthony said he “would love to have” some say in who president Phil Jackson picks to coach the team. Anthony also wants input on what players the Knicks pursue this summer. (LeBron) James has that kind of power with the Cavaliers.
“I think you have to have some type of input,” Anthony said on Wednesday. “Whether it’s input or dialogue, whatever word you want to use, I think you have to have that. I think at this point there needs to be some type of connection, some type of communication especially if we want to right this ship. There definitely needs to be some type of communication.”
“I like Kurt,” Anthony said. “I thought he was kind of thrown into a tough situation with the firing of (Derek Fisher) and gathering the troops and getting guys to play and finish the season out. As far as what’s going to happen this summer, this offseason and next year who’s going to be in that spot, I have no idea. I haven’t had any conversation with anybody about that. I’m pretty sure they’ll address when the offseason comes. […] I would love to have some type of input when it comes to that. (But) like I said nobody has had any conversation about that.”