NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony wants to fire Kurt Rambis as coach?

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Does Carmelo Anthony want his current head coach to be fired? The New York Knicks superstar declared this week that he wants to have some “input” in the team’s decision on which mentor to hire next season producing NBA rumors that Anthony may not be too keen on playing for Kurt Rambis after the season.

“I think you have to have some type of input. Whether it’s input or dialogue, whatever word you want to use, I think you have to have that,” Anthony said to Newsday.

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.”

Carmelo Anthony did say that he likes Rambis as a coach but says he has “no idea” whom will be the head coach for the Knicks next year. As one of the stars in the team, the statement does not bode well for Rambis as Anthony did not give a clear declaration of the vote of confidence to Rambis. This could open NBA rumors that Anthony wants to replace Rambis after the season.

“I like Kurt. I thought he was kind of thrown into a tough situation with the firing of D-Fish and gathering the troops and getting guys to play and finish the season out. As far as what’s going to happen this summer, this offseason and next year who’s going to be in that spot,” Anthony added.

“I have no idea. I haven’t had any conversation with anybody about that. I’m pretty sure they’ll address when the offseason comes.”

Earlier in the season, Carmelo Anthony said that he wants to have some input in the New York Knicks’ free agency decisions as well. Along with Anthony, the Knicks’ core players include promising rookie Kristaps Porzingis, who is being pegged as the face of the franchise this early.

Anthony, who was involved in a lot of NBA rumors around the trade deadline last February, has a no-trade clause in his contract. This means that Anthony must waive that condition if they want to deal Anthony in the offseason.

With such power for Anthony, he’s expected to have a say both in coaching and free agency decisions this summer and NBA rumors will surround the Knicks throughout the offseason.

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