Rambis, currently the interim head coach for the Knicks, is reportedly the front runner to attain the position full time.
If Jackson and the organization decide to choose somebody else, one might assume that Rambis would look to coach else where. Apparently, that's not the case.
According to the New York Post's Marc Berman, Rambis won't leave the Knicks franchise, regardless of whether they sign him as their head coach for 2016-17.
Whether Kurt Rambis is Knicks head coach for the last time Tuesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse hasn’t been determined. What has been determined is Rambis will return in some capacity next season — whether as offensive coordinator or assistant general manager, according to sources. That’s part of the reason Rambis talks about the Knicks’ future as if he’s definitely part of it.
Berman also added that former Cavs coach David Blatt is unlikely to earn the job in the Big Apple, opposed to some reports.
Rambis, as well as former HC Derek Fisher, actually did a decent job with this team relative to last season. Even though the Knicks will once again miss the playoffs, they actually saw the biggest improvement in net rating (a team's point differential per 100 possessions) this year at 7.4+, via Kurt Helin of NBC Sports.
Adding Kristaps Porzingis was a huge move for Jackson and the Knicks, but if they want to make their way back to the postseason any time soon, they'll need to add a few more reinforcements through free agency and the draft.