Report: Phil Jackson met David Blatt about Knicks’ coaching job

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Knicks president Phil Jackson met with former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt about New York’s head coaching job Monday, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The Knicks fired Derek Fisher in February, and Kurt Rambis finished the season as the team’s interim coach. Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers in January, despite leading the team to the best record in the East at that point. 

The Knicks are searching for a new coach, though Rambis—who has worked with Jackson in previous stops—is also in the mix. 

Blatt coached the Cavaliers for a little over one season, leading the team to the NBA Finals during his first year on the bench. Blatt, who coached in Europe for many years before joining Cleveland, left the Cavs with an 83–40 record.

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The Knicks finished the regular season 32–50, and have not made the playoffs since 2013.

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