They might want to hash out that decision a little longer though, at least according to one of the franchise's best former players.
“You know, this is a great fit for me. I have my number up there (in the Garden rafters). I still live in the area,” Ewing said, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “If I get an opportunity for an interview I’d be happy.”
Just four years ago, the Knicks offered Ewing a job… as the head coach of their D-League team. He declined.
Now, after working his way up through the coaching ranks, Patrick believes he has earned a shot at becoming the top dog.
“I’ve been doing this, what, 13 years now? I see people who don’t have the same amount on their resume as I do and still have gotten opportunities,” Ewing said.
It's not expected that New York will make an offer, but if they change their mind, Ewing will be waiting for their call.