The 13-year veteran said as much a couple weeks prior, when he stated that Phil Jackson needed to interview additional candidates for the head coaching vacancy.
While Jackson did not end up hiring a big-name such as David Blatt or Frank Vogel, he did sign someone who isn't within his immediate coaching tree. On Wednesday, it was reported the Knicks had hired former Phoenix Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek.
According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Anthony wasn't enamored with the idea of playing in the triangle offense. For those that remember, Anthony did not attend Jackson's triangle workshop following the conclusion of the regular season.
Due to this reason, Anthony was pleased to learn that Hornacek will have the freedom to run his own offensive system.
Since Jackson was hired as an executive by the Knicks in March of 2014, the team has failed to clinch a postseason berth. Hornacek will be the team's third head coach in the past year, after both of Jackson's disciples, Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis, floundered on the job.
Hornacek will likely look to bring more of a fast pace to a team that has ranked near the bottom of the league in that category since Jackson arrived on the job.
[button width=”full” button size=”bigger” color=”custom” align=”center” textcolor=”#ffffff” texthcolor=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#8b0000″ link=”https://clutchpoints.com/video-carmelo-anthony-appears-on-jimmy-fallon-attempts-the-running-man-challenge/”]NEXT: Video: Carmelo Anthony appears on Jimmy Fallon, attempts the running man challenge[/button]