While the New York Knicks are still looking for their next head coach, team president Phil Jackson has kept busy trying to assemble a coaching staff.
One guy that Jackson has his mind on is a familiar name in Jerry Stackhouse.
The Knicks will interview Stackhouse for a position within the organization, reports Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
It’s not entirely clear what position Stackhouse will interview for, but he expressed interest in coaching at some capacity.
It very unlikely his interview would be for anything more than an assistant coaching position.
Stackhouse confirmed the news when he made an appearance on The Anthony Donahue Show Monday night and revealed that he expected to meet with Jackson about a possible position this week.
“I’d love to coach. The pro level is where I think I’d be best,” Stackhouse said. “I know what I didn’t want to play against so I think I’m a better defensive coach than an offensive coach.”
As I reported a couple weeks ago, former New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls big man Bill Cartwright has already interviewed as well.
“I’ve been in contact with Phil and hopefully that works out the right way,” Cartwright said on SiriusXM NBA Radio. “I’m a big believer. In my life I’m kind of guided to where I’m supposed to be and if I’m supposed to be there, I’ll be there.”
It is worth noting that Cartwright could become a candidate for the head coaching position as well if Steve Kerr elects to coach the Golden State Warriors instead of the Knicks.