The New York Knicks may technically be on a “coaching search,” but there is only one man that many believe will be the team's coach next season.
According to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News, multiple executives around the league believe the Knicks will keep Kurt Rambis as head coach. Rambis served as the team's interim head coach during the final 28 games of the 2015-16 season, going 9-19 in the process.
While Rambis' head coaching record is just 65-164 overall, president Phil Jackson has strong belief in his former assistant because he has the same strategy in the triangle offense. Jackson won 11 rings with the triangle offense, and Rambis was an assistant on three of those championship winning teams.
Speaking volumes about Jackson's strong relationship with Rambis is the fact that he had pushed for the Knicks to offer him a multi-year contract.
Of all of the big-name coaches out there, they likely won't have the urge to run the triangle as Jackson wants. While Jackson is no longer a head coach, there is little doubt he still has a lot of say in what type of plays the Knicks run on the court. With Rambis, Jackson has a coach that will listen to his every word.
Whether or not that works to the benefit of the franchise remains to be seen.