"I hope that one day I get to come back home because I do live in this area, I still consider this my area, I still consider myself a Knick. Hopefully one day I’ll be brought back here," Ewing, the Knicks' career scoring leader, said in response to a question from Lupica.Now I have to be fair here. No one is a bigger fan or defends the big fella as much as yours truly. That said, I talked to several people familiar with Ewing's situation in Orlando and there are questions about his preparation during practices and a lot of that talk is the reasoning behind him not getting head coaching interviews from what I understand.
When asked about the lack of big men as head coaches in the NBA, Ewing said: "If you look at most of the guys who have gotten the jobs, most of them have been guards. Very few big guys have gotten the opportunity."
For him to come home casts a huge shadow on the team. This is Amar'e's franchise. It's Melo's franchise.
Nostalgia is great and it allows you to remember the past, but sometimes things are better left there.
On the other hand, Ewing has played on a million great defensive teams and coached many as well. Negatives aside, if he were any other coach he'd be a prime candidate for D'Antoni's bench. Should he be either way?