Diary entry — Tuesday, May 1: The Knicks still don’t have a coach. It’s been 18 days since the demise of Jeff Hornacek. I’ve been scared by Mark Jackson, intrigued by Jerry Stackhouse, excited by Mike Budenholzer, and intermittently all of those emotions from David Fizdale, David Blatt, and the rest. These last two-and-a-half weeks feel like an eternity.
Wait, what’s that out there on the horizon? Could it be... a Woj bomb?
Sources: After interviewing Golden State assistant Mike Brown, Knicks have completed candidate interviews and huddling to reach a final decision on next coach. https://t.co/EjRWT2kc6F— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 1, 2018
So the Knicks interviewed Mike Brown, and with that, the coaching search has apparently now reached the end of the interview phase. Now, according to Woj, the Knicks brass are ready to hunker down and make their final decision:
After talking with Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Brown, the New York Knicks have completed interviews for the franchise’s head-coaching job, and team officials are huddling to reach a consensus on the hiring of a candidate, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Knicks are hopeful to hire a new coach this week, sources said.
We’re almost there! The Mike Brown interview came out of nowhere, but he’s been an assistant under Steve Kerr and is probably a good guy to interview. He also, as you might remember, led the LeBron Cavs of old to a number of seasons atop the standings, including a Finals appearance. He definitely has a pedigree, and he’s been working for the best team in the biz for two seasons.
At any rate, the Knicks should hopefully be hiring anyone but Mark Jackson by the end of the week. Rejoice!