The New York Knicks continue to fill out their coaching staff by hiring Darren Erman for an assistant role.
Boston Celtics G-League coach Darren Erman is finalizing a deal to join Tom Thibodeau’s staff with the New York Knicks, sources tell ESPN. Erman coached the Maine Red Claws in 2019-2020 after four years as New Orleans’ associate head coach.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 24, 2020
Erman most recently worked as the head coach of the G League Maine Red Claws, but he has a long and colorful history as an NBA assistant. He used to work as a lawyer before he quit at age 27 to pursue his love of coaching. He won a ring as an assistant with the Celtics in 2008 — the same squad that featured current Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau as a lead assistant. He later coached with the Warriors, where he was the one who secretly record conversations with head coach Mark Jackson. The fact that Erman continued to get work while Jackson never worked as a coach again speaks to how respected Erman is in the coaching community.
Erman also worked as an assistant with the Pelicans.
This is a good hire. Erman is known as a defensive guru, and the Knicks can always use help on that end. It’s also a fun excuse to talk shit on Frank Isola for being wrong (as always.)
How it started. How it ended. pic.twitter.com/HittGGUOmO— BenchWarmerPost (@BenchWarmerPost) November 24, 2020
Welcome to the Knicks!