Carmelo Anthony wants to be the “Lebron James” of New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony wants to be the “Lebron James” of New York Knicks

Is Carmelo Anthony jealous of LeBron James? Is Melo not happy with the idea of Kurt Rambis returning as Knicks’ head coach?  Carmelo Anthony wants more involvement in the New York Knicks’ rebuilding process. Anthony on Wednesday revealed that he wants some inputs in the Knicks’ coaching hire.

“I think you have to have some type of input,” Anthony said on Wednesday, according to the Newsday. “Whether it’s input or dialogue, whatever word you want to use, I think you have to have that. I think at this point there needs to be some type of connection, some type of communication, especially if we want to right this ship. There definitely needs to be some type of communication.”

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Anthony wants the kind of power his close friend LeBron James exercises with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He didn’t hide his frustrations after the Knicks’ disastrous show in February, which led to the firing of head coach Derek Fisher. They were 22-22 at one stage, but now out of the reckoning with 31-48 win record. The Knicks have three regular season games in hand.

Kurt Rambis has already expressed his desire to become the head coach of the New York Knicks. Rambis no longer wants to carry the “interim” tag on his shoulder. Rambis has an 8-17 record in the interim period.

Anthony is not entertaining any thoughts of leaving the Knicks as of now, but he is waiting for inputs regarding the Knicks looking for a head coach. And Melo wants Knicks President Phil Jackson to hear it.

“I would love to have some kind of input when it comes to that,’’ Anthony said, as reported by the New York Post.

“I like Kurt, I thought he was thrown into a tough situation with the firing of D-Fish, as far as what’s going to happen, I have no idea. I haven’t had any conversations with anybody about that.’’

Anthony clearly indicates that he wants Phil Jackson to interview more candidates for the head coach’s job.

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