Despite no formal announcements or reports of any meetings, former NBA player Rick Fox has confirmed to ESPN New York that he is a coaching candidate for the vacant Knicks job.
“I’ve been speaking with him for about four months about that very situation,” said Fox, who is an analyst for NBA TV. “I love supporting him and his vision for what’s going to go down in New York. We’ve had those discussions, so he knows I’m open to working with him and doing something as exciting as resurrecting the chances of the Knicks returning to glory.”
“Yeah, I’ve been a candidate for a while,” Fox added when asked if he is a candidate for the Knicks vacancy. “And what I’m comfortable communicating is that there’s really nothing for me to do. Phil has expressed his interest, and the patience for him discovering who is right for that job is left in his court.”
Jackson has made it clear from the start that he wants a rookie head coach, I’m just not sure Fox was the coach he was describing.
“I know that Phil is as competent a coach as there ever was,” Fox continued. “So that if you’re a Knicks fan, to know that he’s going to find the right person to work with in that capacity has to be comforting to those people, and you just let it play out.”