Knicks Get Permission to Talk to Former Coach Mike Woodson

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While those candidates are expected, another possible replacement that has emerged is Mike Woodson, who is former head coach of the Knicks and current assistant for the Clippers.

"I think in NY, it's better to have done this before, " Woodson said.

Before meeting with Mills and Perry on Saturday, Porzingis, 22, reiterated that he wants to remain in NY long term. I want it to be mutual. But that was my goal, man: to bring a championship to New York City. His first stint with the Cavaliers saw him reach the NBA Finals, but he was sacked during his second season due to differences he was having with the team.

They replaced him with Derek Fisher, who was sacked a year later for Jeff Hornacek, who has now also been dismissed.

Now that Phil Jackson is well out of the way, and Mills has more of a voice in process of hiring the next coach alongside general manager Scott Perry, maybe the second time will be the charm with Blatt.

Hired by the Cavs prior to the 2014-15 season, Blatt amassed an 83-40 record in his 123 games in Cleveland.

Among the reported candidates are Villanova's Jay Wright, former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale and former Cavaliers coach David Blatt. For now, Woodson said he would like to be a head coach again.

Stackhouse played for 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Sixers, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets, retiring in 2013. The decision was handed down in light of a shaky record of 60-104 in two seasons since taking over in the position.

The Knicks clearly have a lot of options for their new head coach, so it'll be interesting to see who they end up choosing in the next week or two. "Somebody calls me and gives me the opportunity to talk, I'd be happy to talk".