Mike Dunleavy reportedly met with Phil Jackson to discuss Knicks head coaching vacancy

Sunday May 18th, 2014

Mike Dunleavy won Coach of the Year in 1999. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) Mike Dunleavy won Coach of the Year in 1999. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Veteran NBA coach Mike Dunleavy met with Knicks President Phil Jackson on Friday to discuss the Knicks head coaching position, according to Chris Broussard of ESPN. 

Dunleavy, 60, last worked in the NBA as head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers from 2003-10. While he is not believed to be a top choice for Jackson, he is among those being considered as the replacement for Mike Woodson, who parted ways with the Knicks after another disappointing season in which they failed to make the playoffs.

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In the wake of the recent news that Steve Kerr chose the Golden State Warriors after being in final discussions with the Knicks, other reported candidates for the top job in New York includes Scottie Pippen, Derek Fisher, Tyronn Lue and Luke Walton, all disciples of Jackson's triangle offense. Dunleavy, who coached four teams over his 17 year career, is also reportedly a candidate for the Lakers coaching job, according to Broussard.

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