After firing Derek Fisher in the middle of the season, Kurt Rambis took over in an interim role, and he is still considered as the favorite to land the position on a full-time basis.
Now, another prominent candidate has emerged, albeit not unexpectedly.
In his first season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, David Blatt guided the franchise to the Finals, and before he was fired earlier this season, he compiled an impressive record of 83-40.
However, his relationship with superstar LeBron James was far from perfect, and at times critics questioned if the players were really listening to Blatt's instructions, or LeBron's.
New York's Carmelo Anthony is a good friend of James, and he's stated that he hopes to have a say in the hiring process. It would be interesting to know if he's asked LeBron for his thoughts on Blatt and if he thinks he can be successful in the Big Apple.
While this decision will likely belong to Jackson in the end, Knicks GM Steve Mills will still contribute and has an interesting connection to Blatt that could make a big difference: the two men played basketball together while attending Princeton.