Knicks have interest in hiring veteran guard Pablo Prigioni to assistant coach role
Despite having only a short four-year stint in the NBA, the New York Knicks are seriously interested in hiring former guard Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, per Spanish outlet Gigantes del Basket, as translated per Sportando.
Prigioni had plenty of international experience before coming into the NBA, playing for several teams in Argentina and Spain before breaking into the league in 2012.
The 40-year-old is fresh off getting the gig as head coach of the Spanish national team, which he will get to showcase this summer in the FIBA qualifiers.
The recently-retired guard played two-and-a-half seasons with the Knicks, giving the team more than enough reason to bring him into the fold to aid head coach Jeff Hornacek.
While not a stat-stuffer, Prigioni was an impact player off the bench with his hustle play, defense, and ability to knock down shots consistently. Despite never eclipsing the 20-minute mark in a per-game basis, the Argentinian averaged a steal per game for his NBA career, as well as 2.5 points, 2.2 assists, and 1.9 rebounds.
Only time will tell if Prigioni decides to pursue this chance at forging a coaching career at the highest level, or go back to Spain and take one of the many offers available to him at the coaching ranks.