Former Knicks Superstar Could Be Team’s Next Head Coach
The New York Knicks have faced disappointment in the face this season with a 3-13 season, where the defense and offense alike have been looking bad.
With the added pressure, head coach Mike Woodson has been seeing some pressure, seemingly coaching himself on the hot seat with the rough start with an expensive team full of championship aspirations.
It has been rumored that the next head coach may be former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy. Van Gundy is currently an analyst for ESPN.
Yet New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola has a different take on who could be head coach. According to the reporter, assistant general manager and former Knicks shooting guard Allan Houston could be the next head coach of the struggling team.
“Allan Houston, supposedly the GM in training, looms as a potential successor. The word around Knicks camp is that [James] Dolan wouldn’t hesitate to promote him to head coach if the Knicks don’t turn things around sooner than later. Houston’s $100 million contract placed the Knicks in salary cap purgatory for years. Maybe having to coach this Knicks team would be his payback.”
Houston has no previous coaching experience. As we see with the Brooklyn Nets that hasn’t worked well with the likes of Jason Kidd.