The New York Knicks are currently built around forwards Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis. Those are the key players right now. But while Porzingis just finished a very solid rookie season, Melo is the star. And if there’s one guy that Knicks boss Phil Jackson would consult with about a decision that greatly affects the entire team, it’s Melo. Here’s the New York Post reporting:
Carmelo Anthony’s input hasn’t been needed, or asked for, yet.
The Knicks star forward has yet to speak to Knicks president Phil Jackson about the ongoing coaching search, but plans to be involved at some point, after raising concerns late in another dreary season about the direction of the franchise and wanting to be involved in the decision-making process.
“I hope so,” he said on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Thursday when asked if he would have a role in who the next coach is.
One thing Anthony feels certain of is that Tom Thibodeau would have accepted the Knicks job had it been offered.