I really believe that Marc Jackson is the guy the Knicks need to get back to respectability.Â However, if the Knicks could get one of the all-time greats in Patrick Ewing to join Marc Jacksons coaching staff that wouldÂ the icing on the cake.Â Stan Van Gundy is all for Patrick Ewing taking the Knicks head coach job period.
Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy on Thursday questioned why the New York Knicks might hire an inexperienced head coach when Patrick Ewing — one of Van Gundy’s assistant coaches — is ready to do the job but apparently not a candidate. Former Knicks guard Mark Jackson is considered by many to be a front-runner for the coaching position left vacant after the firing of Isiah Thomas. Jackson has never coached and is currently working as a television analyst. Ewing is interested in becoming a head coach, but told the Orlando Sentinel recently he had not been contacted by the Knicks.