Patrick Ewing Interested In NBA Head Coaching Job, Possibly With Knicks
The New York Knicks have been without Mike D'Antoni for only two weeks, and they've yet to even begin the search for a long-term head coach. But once that search does start, Knicks playing legend Patrick Ewing would be interested.
"I'd be interested in any job, but this is home, naturally," Ewing told Ian O'Connor of ESPN New York. "I still have my place here [in New Jersey], and I'd love to interview for any job, here or anywhere.
"I played here. I know the ins and outs of New York, the media, the fans."
Ewing, who currently works as an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic, clarified that he doesn't want to campaign for a position that's not open, and he opined that Mike Woodson was doing "an outstanding job" on an interim basis. But when the time comes, he'd like to be considered for a job as a head coach in the NBA. "I think I've paid my dues," he said. "I've been an assistant coach for eight, going on nine years, and I'd love to have an opportunity to get an interview."