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Patrick Ewing pitches himself for Knicks head coaching job
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Patrick Ewing pitches himself for Knicks head coaching job
Thursday April 7th, 2016

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Former Knicks forward and current Hornets assistant Patrick Ewing would like to be in the running for New York’s open coaching position this off-season.

Speaking to the New York Daily News before Charlotte’s 111–97 win at Madison Square Garden, Ewing said he’d be interested in interviewing with the team.

• Carmelo Anthony would like input on the Knicks’ next coach

“You know, this is a great fit for me,” Ewing said. “I have my number up there (in the Garden rafters). I still live in the area. If I get an opportunity for an interview I’d be happy.

“I’ve been doing this, what, 13 years now? I see people who don’t have the same amount on their resume as I do and still have gotten opportunities.”

Ewing began his career with an assistant with the Wizards in 2002 before joining the Rockets and Magic. In 2013, he was hired as Charlotte’s associate head coach.

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Team president Phil Jackson is reportedly considering hiring interim Kurt Rambis, who took over following the firing of Derek Fisher in February, as the team’s full-time coach. New York is 8–18 since the dismissal of Fisher.

– Kenny Ducey

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