One of the greatest New York Knicks ever, Patrick Ewing recently said he’d love an interview for the vacant head coaching job. “You know this is a great fit for me, I have my numbers up there [in the Garden rafters]. I still live in the area. If I get an opportunity for the interview I’d be happy.”. This was said before the Knicks lost 111-97 to the Hornets, who Ewing is an assistant coach for. Ewing has been an assistant for four different teams over eleven years.
Ewing has expressed frustration at the lack of oppurtunity to move up to a head coaching job. “I’ve been doing this what, 13 years now?” he’s been quoted as saying “I see people who don’t have the same amount on their résumé as I do and they still have gotten opportunities. It is what it is. All I can do is continue to work, continue to get better at my craft, and hopefully one day somebody will give me an opportunity and I’ll show that I’m ready.”. Over the past 13 years Ewing has had two interviews for head coaching jobs. He declined to coach the Knicks’ D-League team in 2012. Ewing appears to want to head coach an NBA team.
It appears unlikely that the Knicks will consider Ewing for the opening. They’re strongly considering making interim coach Kurt Rambis as the full time coach according to many media outlets and sources. We will have to see what the Knicks do. Will Ewing get his interview, and possibly even reunite with the Knicks? Or will Kurt Rambis get a semi-permanent seat as Knicks head coach?