ESPN is reporting that Coach Cal has reached out about the job.
ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reported on Wednesday that several prominent college basketball coaches had interest in the Knicks' job.
This evening, ESPN's New York insider, Ian Begley, is reporting that Kentucky head coach John Calipari has reached out about the position.
However, he says that at this time, the Knicks do not have interest in hiring Coach Cal to replace Phil Jackson. It is presumed that Calipari would have interest in coaching the team along with running their basketball operations.
Kentucky head coach John Calipari reached out to knicks through intermediaries to express interest in the Knicks presidency, per ESPN league sources. The Knicks do not have interest in Calipari at the moment, per league sources. Presumably, Calipari would want to coach as well if he took over as president. The Knicks parted ways with president Phil Jackson earlier this week. Current GM Steve Mills is handling the club's day-to-day operations and is expected to lead them through free agency.
Since Calipari arrived at Kentucky, he's seemingly mentioned any time an NBA job opens up. And he's yet to leave.
The 58-year-old head coach was the Nets' head coach from 1996-99 and an assistant for the 76ers from 1999-2000.