Kristaps Porzingis on having four head coaches in four seasons
Since being selected by the Knicks No. 4 overall in the 2015 NBA Draft, Porzingis is now looking at his fourth head coach in four seasons with New York: Derek Fisher, Kurt Rambis, Jeff Hornacek, and whoever the Knicks decide to hire next.
According to an article written by Knicks beat reporter Ian Begley of ESPN, Porzingis has faith in the New York front office and believes they will make a good decision regarding their next coach.
“That’s [management’s] job. They’re going to do their part and I’m going to do my part. We’ll keep it like that,” Porzingis said on Saturday prior to his meeting with Knicks team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.
As for having a fourth head coach in just four seasons in the NBA, Porzingis said that there is no need to dwell on the past.
“The situation is what it is,” Porzingis said. “I’m sure the front office, they will make the right decisions. And to build something that can go a long way. I think they will make the right decisions so we have to trust them.”
Porzingis also told Begley that his contract situation with the team will have no impact on how soon he returns to the court in the 2018-19 season from his devastating ACL injury suffered in early February.
“It all depends on how I can come [back] from the injury and how I move,” Porzingis said. “I want to come back more fluid. So whenever I see myself ready and whenever my team allows me to come back, I’ll come back. It’s tough to imagine already that decision and me trying to make that decision right now.”
It is still not known for sure as to when Porzingis will make his return to game action, but the last thing the Knicks should do is rush back their franchise player.