David Blatt may not be out of a job for very long.
The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in Blatt’s services, and he could be one of the candidates team president Phil Jackson interviews this summer.
Current interim coach Kurt Rambis remains the front-runner for the gig, however.
Blatt guided Cleveland to the NBA Finals last year before his abrupt firing in January with the Cavs leading the East at 30-11. No coach in league history had been dismissed in-season with a higher winning percentage than Blatt’s .732.
Blatt already is a known quantity to Knicks general manager Steve Mills, who played with him at Princeton.
If Blatt were to get serious consideration for the Knicks position, it would indicate Jackson is not restricting himself to candidates who run his preferred triangle offense. […] Other available coaches with previous NBA experience include Brian Shaw, Tom Thibodeau, Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson — the latter three all possessing Knicks ties.