Would Mark Jackson be the best option for the New York Knicks?
A report came out on Wednesday that stated that Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers would be interested in becoming the New York Knicks next head coach if the move on from Jeff Hornacek this summer.
During Thursday’s First Take, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith stated the best move for the Knicks would be to avid Rivers and instead hire Mark Jackson.
Check it out below.
In the video above, Smith said that he doesn’t believe that Rivers would be a good fit because he doesn’t think Rivers could co-exist with Steve Mills and Scott Perry.
“Doc Rivers is used to running his own ship,” said Smith. “Not used to being just the coach, answerable the folks above him who may not know as much basketball him.”
Another reason that Smith doesn’t believe that Rivers would be a good fit for the Knicks, is that he would have to work under owner James Dolan.
Smith went on to say, “Mark Jackson should be the next head coach of the New York Knicks.”
Smith then said that he doesn’t believe that Hornacek is a good fit then said that because Jackson is a Queens native, played his college ball at St. Johns, played for the Knicks and helped build up the Golden State Warriors to where they are now, he would be great for New York.
Comment below and tell us whether or not you agree with Smith.