Although the Knicks are in the midst of a “coaching search” which has really only seen them interview former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt, Rambis represented the Knicks at the NBA Combine today. Via Ian Begley of ESPN:
Kurt Rambis is in Chicago with the Knicks at the NBA's draft combine with GM Steve Mills & other front office members, per league sources.
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) May 11, 2016
Maybe Rambis is there because Phil Jackson has him lined up for a scout, assistant coach or an executive position. Or maybe it’s simply because Rambis is the Knicks’ head coach, but just hasn’t officially been announced as such.
It’s become clear Jackson wants his guy to be running his style of offense in New York for as long as he’s the team president. Rambis fits that description as it’s getting harder to see anyone else being the Knicks’ head coach for the 2016-17 season opener.