The 28-40 Knicks are hoping to become the first opposing team to win a regular season game at Oracle Arena in over a year when they face off against on the Warriors tonight. As the teams get ready to take the court in Oakland, let’s take a look at a few notes from the city that never sleeps:
- Coach Kurt Rambis says Knicks president of basketball operations Phil Jackson hasn’t discussed coaching on a part-time basis since “years ago” when the Zen Master patrolled the sidelines for the Lakers, Marc Berman of the New York Post tweets.
- Carmelo Anthony doesn’t believe Jackson will coach in the league again and believes the idea of someone coaching only homes games to be “silly,” Berman passes along (Twitter link).
- Anthony should have influence on the team’s next coaching hire and has every right to demand a say in the process, Frank Isola of the New York Daily News opines. Jackson’s coaching tree hasn’t yielded favorable results and Anthony isn’t out of line for raising the idea of exploring other options, Isola argues.