Meanwhile, Marc Berman says that Raptors coach Sam Mitchell, who played in Indiana for three years during his NBA career, may factor in the Knicks coaching plan should the Raptors lose in the first round of the playoffs. Mark Jackson is also expected to talk to the Bulls on Wednesday.
It figures Bryan Colangelo may reach out to Mike D'Antoni should the Suns fall to the Spurs, which should happen soon, but Mitchell to the Knicks seems a longshot at best. Jackson to the Bulls is an equal long shot, as the Bulls need an experienced leader to resolved their locker room issues.
Mike Dougherty wonders if Patrick Ewing has been typecast, hence why the Knicks have not mentioned him as a possible candidate.
This is a conversation we at TKB have been having, the idea that guards are more suited to coach than big men. Look around the league as past floor generals seem to have the edge in getting the head coaching nod. Funny though, I don't remember Big Chief Triangle handling the rock much during his playing tenure, nor do I remember Gregg Popovich even playing in the league, Warriors?. Oh and wasn't our last coach a point guard?
Here's your list of NBA head coaches and their positions as players and it seems that this is a guards game.
Mike Woodson (Hawks) SG-SF
Doc Rivers (Celtics) PG
Mike Brown (Cavs) College Guard/Forward?
Avery Johnson (Mavs) PG
George Karl (Nuggets) Guard
Flip Saunders (Pistons) College Guard
Don Nelson (Warriors) Forward
Rick Adelman (Rockets) Guard
Jim O'Brien (Pacers) College Guard
Mike Dunleavy (Clippers) PG
Big Chief Triangle (Lakers) Goon/Forward
Marc Iavaroni (Grizzlies) Forward
Pat Riley (Heat) Guard
Scott Skiles (Bucks) PG
Randy Whittman (Timberwolves) SG
Lawrence Frank (Nets) Manager
Byron Scott (Hornets) SG
Stan Van Gundy (Magic) College Guard
Mo Cheeks (76ers) PG
Mike D'Antoni (Suns) PG
Nate McMillan (Blazers) Guard
Reggie Theus (Kings) Guard
Gregg Popovich (Spurs) PG
P.J. Carlesimo (Sonics) Guard Fordham University
Sam Mitchell (Raptors) SF
Jerry Sloan (Jazz) Forward
Eddie Jordan (Wizards) Guard