Knicks to interview Lakers' Jason Kidd, Warriors' Mike Brown for head-coaching job, per reports
The Knicks continue their pursuit to replace David Fizdale as the team's permanent head coach, and so far, three names have dominated New York's coaching search. Tom Thibodeau has emerged as an early favorite, former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has support within the organization as well, and interim coach Mike Miller did an admirable job in filling in after Fizdale was fired. However, new president of basketball operations Leon Rose has cast a wide net in the search for his first coaching hire.
That process has turned up a couple of new candidates. The Knicks have received permission to interview Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times. Kidd spent the last season of his playing career with the Knicks, and the franchise reportedly believes he could help them acquire Giannis Antetokounmpo in the summer of 2021, per Steve Popper of Newsday. Kidd, of course, previously coached the Greek Freak during his stint in charge of the Milwaukee Bucks. Also set to be interviewed is Golden State Warriors associate head coach Mike Brown, The Athletic's Shams Charania reported on Monday.....
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