If Phil Jackson doesn't have the interest in coming to New York, then we really have to try to figure something out.
My 1st pick:
Bill Self from Kansas. He's not technically a big name in NBA circles, but he would definetly be a Wow! hire as far as him leaving a top college program to coach the Knicks. franchize brought up a great point about college coaches being able to craft different gameplans to make players fit together far more-so than NBA coaches. Bill Self seems cut out for the NBA from his demeanor on the sideline, the way he commands respect from his players, & is up there with Tom Izzo as far as being able to motivate talent into being successful.
We need a guy who doesn't have any previous relationship with these players whether it be as an assistant or former Head Coach. That way we'll have a guy who will come in here and not be afraid to speak his mind and tell certain truths to the face of the players. Guys like Amare, Melo, & Smith need that type of treatment to get the most out of them.