Even though the growing consensus seems to be that the New York Knicks will remove Kurt Rambis‘ interim tag and make him the franchise's head coach, star small forward Carmelo Anthony has another candidate on his radar.

Previously, Anthony expressed interest in former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, before he was snatched up by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Now, Anthony has moved on to David Blatt, formerly of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Sources tell Marc Berman of the New York Post that Carmelo would approve of a Blatt hiring, despite his rocky past with good friend LeBron James.

David Blatt
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Blatt has already interviewed for the position, but a decision is still pending as team president Phil Jackson enjoys a vacation.

The hurdle for Blatt, as well as a number of other candidates, is Jackson's reluctance to hire a coach who doesn't have experience with the triangle. On the flip side, Anthony thinks that Blatt is a better fit for their roster, confiding that he believes Kristaps Porzingis will develop into an All-Star quicker under his provision.

In his brief time in Cleveland, Blatt held a record of 83-40. Before that, he was one of the most successful professional basketball coaches in Europe.

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