Phil Jackson, Carmelo Anthony on different poles on hiring Kurt Rambis as Knicks’ head coach

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Phil Jackson in 2008 (Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia Commons)

Carmelo Anthony wants to have a say on possible hiring for the New York Knicks head coaching post. But Phil Jackson clarified that Kurt Rambis is his first choice to return as coach in the Big Apple franchise. Will Carmelo Anthony stay at Knicks if his opinion is unheard regarding the coach-hiring issue?

Jackson said Kurt Rambis was and is his man for the post of the New York Knicks head coach, as reported by the Real GM.

But Carmelo Anthony hasn’t yet endorsed Rambis’ return and has a different opinion on the issue. Rambis served a term in this regular season as an interim head coach after the franchise fired Derek Fisher earlier in the season.

Though Carmelo Anthony hasn’t revealed who is his preferred candidate, it’s interesting to see if there would be controversy moving forward if their star player and president have different opinions about their next head coach.

Carmelo Anthony once more revealed that he wants a open communication with Phil Jackson when it comes to hiring coach.

“I think about (leaving New York to win). The only thing I think about is winning more. Whether it’s here or somewhere else, that’s the only thing I think about. I haven’t thought about putting myself on another team,” Anthony said, according to the NY Daily News.

“I haven’t thought about me on another team. I haven’t thought about any of that. My thought process is, ‘How can I make this situation better?’ What can we do to make this situation better? That’s the only thing I’m thinking about.”

It’s clear that 31-year-old Anthony wants to be in a winning team. He is unhappy with the slow rebuilding process as well.

“I think you should have multiple considerations,” Anthony also said.

Photo courtesy: Keith Allison/Wikimedia

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