Former NBA player and current TNT analyst Kenny Smith has interviewed with the Knicks for the team's head coaching vacancy, he said on Sirius XM Radio.
Smith described the interview as "a lot of fun" but acknowledged that the team is still in the vetting process.
"I'm just sitting back, and in terms of basketball I know I'm ready because of the 18 years of what went on," he said. "That's it. Eighteen years in this game and having relationships and general managers calling you for your opinion off the record and all those kind of things prepare you for these moments."
Smith, who has never coached at the professional or collegiate level, has been a head coach candidate in the past. He interviewed to be the head coach of his former Rockets team back in 2016, but the job eventually went to former Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni.
Smith played 10 seasons with six different teams in his NBA career, where he averaged 12.8 points, 5.5 assists, and 2.0 rebounds.
Mike Budenholzer, David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, Jerry Stackhouse, Mark Jackson, and Kenny Smith are among other candidates who have interviewed for the Knicks position. Former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt is expected to interview for the job in New York this week.