The Knicks not only have former players in their head coach candidates pool. A former coach could see a New York reunion as well.
Buzz has already surrounded around the Knicks going after former coach and current ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, as they contacted his representatives. It also appears that interest in former Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is a possibility as well.
The Clippers, who he has been an assistant coach with since former team president Phil Jackson fired him after the 2013-14 season, has given the Knicks permission to speak with Woodson.
Woodson told The Post's Marc Berman this past weekend he has some unfinished business in Madison Square Garden.
"I don't want to hide the fact I'd love to be back," Woodson said. "I'd like to finish what I started. At the end of the day, you want to come to New York, based on my body of work there. I want it to be mutual. I want them to want me. I hope they call me."
Woodson was the last coach to bring the Knicks to the playoffs back during the 2012-13 season, where they won their first round matchup against the Celtics. He believes having experienced the Big Apple before is a huge plus for the team's next coach.
"I think in New York, it's better to have done this before," Woodson explained. "You can ask Derek Fisher that. I like New York, but New York is a tough place to coach."
Other than Woodson, the Knicks have contacted former Knicks player Mark Jackson and Jerry Stackhouse, who they plan to meet at some point this week. The Knicks also set up meetings with former Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale and former Cavaliers head coach David Blatt.