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Report: Jason Kidd, Mark Jackson ‘have support’ within Knicks organization for head coaching job

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Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson have support within the New York Knicks organization for the head coaching spot, according to Ian Begley of SNY.

Mike Miller is the interim coach after the Knicks fired David Fizdale last week.

On head coaching front, we can add that Jason Kidd and Mark Jackson have support within the organization.

Kidd played for the Knicks for one season back in 2012. After he retired, Kidd coached the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks before being fired from Milwaukee in January of 2018.

A Hall of Famer and one of the best point guards in NBA history, Kidd is currently an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Jackson, meanwhile, currently works for ESPN. He hasn’t gotten another head coaching job since getting fired by the Golden State Warriors. Jackson played 500 games for the Knicks. He was the 1988 Rookie of the Year with New York.

After missing out on stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency this past summer, the Knicks used their cap space on Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Gibson, Marcus Morris, Wayne Ellington, Elfrid Payton and Reggie Bullock. That’s a lot of power forwards on one team and guys who don’t really move the needle.

The Knicks are desperate right now. Nothing has gone right for them this decade. At this point, the franchise will always be putrid as long as James Dolan is the owner.