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Warriors assistant Luke Walton is not interested in the Knicks’ open head coaching position “as of right now,” Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports.
Knicks president Phil Jackson recently conducted a phone interview with Walton regarding the job, according to multiplereports.
• Patrick Ewing wants to interview for Knicks’ head coaching job
New York finished the season 9–19 under interim Kurt Rambis, who took over after the firing of Derek Fisher in February. Rambis is reportedly the leading candidate to take the job.
Carmelo Anthony, who would play under his fifth different coach in seven years if the Knicks were to move on from Rambis, has recently said he would like to have some say in the hiring. He also reportedly told the team in a meeting to “take advantage of my window.”
The Knicks finished 32–50 and missed the playoffs for a third straight season.
– Kenny Ducey