Emmanuel Mudiay and Frank Ntilikina are important assets for the New York Knicks to develop.
If the New York Knicks are able to develop their young guards in Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina and Emmanuel Mudiay, their future will be bright.
Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that the Knicks could end up hiring former point guard Pablo Prigioni as a developmental coach.
Knicks’ executive Steve Mills tried to hire Prigioni last summer, but he turned him down in order to become the head coach Baskonia of the Spanish League. Unfortunately he stepped down after a 2-6 start and could end up returning to the Knicks where he played from 2012-2015.
The Knicks aren’t the only team that’s interested in Prigioni. The Brooklyn Nets brought him to New York this week in order to meet with them. Berman says that no one knows whether or not they plan on hiring him.
The Knicks had a developmental coach in Joshua Longstaff, but fired him last year and never replaced him.
With the Knicks rebuilding with a younger team, adding a developmental coach would be a nice benefit for them going forward. Especially with them likely getting another lottery pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.