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Calipari to the Knicks rumors in 3… 2…


There’s a new coaching vacancy in the NBA after the New York Knicks fired Derek Fisher today. Phil Jackson made the decision to fire Fisher, who he hand-picked, amidst a four-game losing streak and nine losses in the franchise’s last ten games. Kurt Rambis will handle the head coaching duties in the interim.

ESPN is reporting two of Jackson’s former players, Luke Walton and Brian Shaw, are in the running to replace Fisher full-time. But don’t think for one second John Calipari’s name won’t get throw into the mix by someone, as it always does.

Here we go again!


Article written by Drew Franklin

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5 Comments for Calipari to the Knicks rumors in 3… 2…

  1. nybrasky
    12:16 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    Meh, it’s pretty apparent that Phil is puppet-mastering the whole thing for the Knicks. I’m guessing they’re already trying their hardest to work a deal with Golden State to get Luke Walton and not let him hit the free agent coaching market (if that’s a possible thing).

  2. Wasn’t Rambis the interim coach of the Lakers once before when someone got fired? Or was he the actual coach and then got fired himself? Kind of weird either way. It’s feels kind of like when Jay Leno was the full-time fill-in for Johnny Carson.

    Anyway, I guess Phil’s knowledge can’t necessarily be transferred to his players by osmosis or with the Vulcan mind meld (and no, I’m not a Star Trek nerd, but I have watched it off and on some…I’m just an everyday run of the mill nerd :-)).

  3. JonE
    12:37 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    I actually would be a bit surprised, because the word on the street regarding Calipari-to-the-NBA seems to be two requirements: 1) $10 million per year and 2) full organizational control. Unless this firing goes higher up than Phil Jackson, the Knicks will only be able to meet prong (1). It’s hard to see the Knicks being able to give both Jackson and Calipari their desired control.

  4. jkmann1
    12:51 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    This seems like an obvious move for Luke Walton. He had a great audition (even though probably anybody could’ve coached the Warriors) and I do think he’ll be a good coach.

  5. kyjohn
    2:56 pm February 8, 2016 Permalink

    After the start Walton had with the “Warriors” one would think he would be a prime candidate for an NBA position.The can can coach.