Six possible coaching options for the Knicks
Now that Steve Kerr turned down the Knicks offer to coach the team, Phil Jackson could turn to another of his former players or coaches. Here are six options that could end up on the Knicks' bench in 2014-15.
DEREK FISHER(Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez)
A strong leader on five championship teams with the Lakers. Fisher won't be available until the Oklahoma City Thunder's season is over, but Jackson may be willing to wait.
LUKE WALTON(Credit: AP / Tony Dejak)
Son of Hall of Famer Bill Walton, Luke won two titles with the Lakers, was proficient in the triangle offense, and coached in the D-League this past year.
KURT RAMBIS(Credit: AP / Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Not a sexy name, but he was a champion as a player and assistant coach, has worked extensively with Jackson and has head coaching experience.
TYRONN LUE(Credit: AP / Tony Gutierrez)
Well-traveled two-time champion guard with the Lakers, Lue has been an assistant under Doc Rivers the past five years.
BILL CARTWRIGHT(Credit: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi)
Owns five championships from playing for and working with Jackson as an assistant in Chicago and could reunite with him in New York.
PHIL JACKSON(Credit: Getty Images / Ronald Martinez)
He could reluctantly return to the bench, rely heavily on Rambis and Cartwright and then hand off to someone next year.