Despite serious reservations from their players and fans, the New York Knicks are strongly considering removing Kurt Rambis' interim tag to make him the full-time head coach.

They might want to hash out that decision a little longer though, at least according to one of the franchise's best former players.

Patrick Ewing, currently the lead assistant with the Charlotte Hornets, is very open to the idea of interviewing for the Knicks' head coaching position.

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“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.”

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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.