New York Knicks Rumors: Kurt Rambis returning next season as head coach?

The New York Knicks especially team president Phil Jackson is looking at Kurt Rambis to take the head coaching job for next season.

Looks like the New York Knicks has no plans of looking for a new head coach as rumors are swirling around the league that team President Phil Jackson is sticking it out with Kurt RambisJackson considers Rambis is getting the hang of the “triangle offense.”

The Knicks are getting to their team rebuilding as early as now and getting a man for the job as a coach has already been filled as Jackson sticks his neck for his friend, Rambis. And if the rumors are true, Knicks fans could also see a whole new coaching staff dedicated only to the triangle thing that could see Brian Keefe, Joshua Longstaff and David Bliss to the exit doors. The NY Post reported that the coaching staff could have seen it coming and have not attended the triangle workshop organized by both Jackson and Rambis.

With this, Jackson may be forced to bring in assistant coaches who are well versed with the triangle such as Brian Shaw, Ron Harper and Bill Cartwright- all of whom have been under Jackson during his tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls. There is also a rumor of calling in Golden State Warriors’ Luke Walton if he would want a spot in the coaching staff as well.

It was rumored the Knicks, particularly Jackson, is not keen on signing David Blatt to take over the coaching chores as the 70-year old man in the Knicks’ front office gives his full blessing to Rambis. However, if Rambis gets the job sources state that it could spell more trouble for the Knicks as Rambis could not even boast of his coaching record he had with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Aside from Rambis and Blatt, the Knicks are also rumored to considering Walton for the position, but talks are still on hold since the Warriors are still playing in the postseason and have a good chance of defending their title.

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