KNICKS: Ewing would like to interview

KNICKS: Ewing would like to interview

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 27, 2008, titled KNICKS: Ewing would like to interview. In it, Newsday reports that:

Patrick Ewing wants the job. Now let's see if Donnie Walsh will grant him an interview.

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Bob

Lake Wales, FL

#1 Apr 27, 2008
Like I said in another post, if Ewing hadn't left the way he did and forced the Knicks hand he probably would at the very least been given lip service about being a candidate.

I read somewhere else that Kenny Smith is being interviewed for the GM job. Jax AND Smith possibly being given jobs with no experience is another reason why I'm starting to worry about what the heck Walsh is thinking. I was lukewarm to Jax but Walsh
picked Bird with no experience and they got to the finals so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.

Lots of winning franchises with good assistant GMs out there waiting to step in, hope we don't find that being from NY was the main qualifier.

I was born and raised in the city, always great to see a NY product make good, but this would be no better than Layden with his "Utah connection" or Thomas with his "Chicago connection" or Larry Brown with his "start the player in his hometown" fiasco.
Maybe its because Smith has worked with MSG and would be more compliant, who knows? I don't believe his game analysis is all that good which is why I don't like this, if it is true.

Maybe Walsh would be the real decision maker. I do know that we should have the best man for the job and if that is the case then Smith's name shouldn't even come up, if this story is true. We need someone with a winning track record as GM or AGM, not a
blank slate, not for coach AND GM. Its still early, Walsh hasn't decided yet so I guess
we shall see.
nyk9499

Stormville, NY

#2 Apr 27, 2008
Bob wrote:
Like I said in another post, if Ewing hadn't left the way he did and forced the Knicks hand he probably would at the very least been given lip service about being a candidate.
I read somewhere else that Kenny Smith is being interviewed for the GM job. Jax AND Smith possibly being given jobs with no experience is another reason why I'm starting to worry about what the heck Walsh is thinking. I was lukewarm to Jax but Walsh
picked Bird with no experience and they got to the finals so I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.
Lots of winning franchises with good assistant GMs out there waiting to step in, hope we don't find that being from NY was the main qualifier.
I was born and raised in the city, always great to see a NY product make good, but this would be no better than Layden with his "Utah connection" or Thomas with his "Chicago connection" or Larry Brown with his "start the player in his hometown" fiasco.
Maybe its because Smith has worked with MSG and would be more compliant, who knows? I don't believe his game analysis is all that good which is why I don't like this, if it is true.
Maybe Walsh would be the real decision maker. I do know that we should have the best man for the job and if that is the case then Smith's name shouldn't even come up, if this story is true. We need someone with a winning track record as GM or AGM, not a
blank slate, not for coach AND GM. Its still early, Walsh hasn't decided yet so I guess
we shall see.
A coach to me is a person you can go to after having a bad day and they would tell you something to make you feel better.A person full of knowledge about life in itself almost like a father. Someone that will make you believe they know the path and convince you to follow them. Just knowing a guy was a good basketball player would not be enough for me to bleed,sweat and sacrifice for him. Im not big on the Ewing and M Jackson possibilities. Ewing I loved as a player but disliked as aperson from what i seen and heard of him. He was at times rude and arogant and just not likeable but his court presence made him my favorite Knick.Id want a Jeff Van Gundy or Stan. The assistant in Boston I like too. I havent heard John Starks in the mix. He was a fan favorite he has CBA coaching expeirience. I think Walsh is looking in the wrong places for a new coach.
Any thoughts?
mailbum44

Richmond, VA

#3 Apr 27, 2008
John Starks sounds like a start point. I also agree that the just having NY as a previous addess is enough to get the interview. Hope it is all a smoke screen prior to the hiring.
fat albert

New York, NY

#4 Apr 27, 2008
I was never a fan of ewing, mostly due to his personality...i just can't picture him as a coach--of course, he could prove that belief wrong, and a good start would be to actually coach, rather than whatever thomas was doing this year.

of course, all willy randolph wanted was a chance, and i think he's doing a horrible job considering the talent given him.
Nando

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Apr 27, 2008
Tell me this is a joke. I would hire Patrick in a heartbeat. Like the article said, "DWIGHT HOWARD". If Walsh doesn't grant Ewing an interview, you might as well bring back the loser, Thomas. Hey,WALSH......
HIRE PATRICK EWING..........PERIOD
Marvin Campbell

Beaumont, TX

#6 Apr 28, 2008
Mr Walsh what are you waitting for go get this man and give him a change he will make a better coach then any one out there. So what are you doing lets not start off on the left foot, every one in New York want to see this happen and I'am in T.X. and I want to see ours guys back on T.V.

Paul Yanks

“YANKS 27 Time World Champions”

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#7 Apr 28, 2008
fat albert wrote:
I was never a fan of ewing, mostly due to his personality...i just can't picture him as a coach--of course, he could prove that belief wrong, and a good start would be to actually coach, rather than whatever thomas was doing this year.
of course, all willy randolph wanted was a chance, and i think he's doing a horrible job considering the talent given him.
Noshit man!!
Lawrence

Arlington, MA

#8 Apr 29, 2008
This just proves once again how low class the Knicks organization has become. They have snubbed Patrick for so many years since he retired. People running and working at the Knicks have no appreciation or respect for all that man did for that organization. It's ashame. He definitely deserves an interview, but I hope Patrick stays in Orlando. He is too good for the Knicks. He has more class than they will ever hope to have.
Harry

Arlington, MA

#9 Apr 29, 2008
Fat Albert---you didnt like Patrick because of his "personality?" Would you have rather he had been Mr. Personality instead of being one of the top 50 best players ever to play the game and taking the game more seriously than anyone he has ever put on a Knicks uniform? give me a break.
gbaked

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Apr 29, 2008
it looks like Walsh doesn't want to talk to any prospective coaches who are still on teams playing.

To me, that is actually respectful of the game. I bet he calls after the magic are out of it, or when a more appropriate time arises.
Patrick Ewing

Saint Petersburg, FL

#11 Apr 29, 2008
I recommend Patrick Ewing because now you bring in a warrior that knows the game and that will bring a defense present to a team that don't play a lick of defense. Pat will
instill the defense with a mine set that they don't have. I feel like with Pat the knicks will become a team that will cause some trouble.With a coach like Pat that will teach them about defense because they can score,they just don't stop others teams from scoring.I can see it now the old knicks"d"that will slap you down and hit you in the mouth but you also got to get guys that will be willing to play defense! Pat you got my vote.
Rod Chaleston WV

Charleston, WV

#12 Apr 29, 2008
Patrick Ewing was a great Knick. He would bring the toughness back. He needs an interview.
Willis Reed

AOL

#13 Apr 29, 2008
Please, lets not forget when the Knicks brought back a star center, who too was one of 50 greatest of all time. History is supposed to be a lesson learned, not repeated!!!
Flatulencia Toiletta

Saint Petersburg, FL

#15 Apr 29, 2008
Dolan might just as well ask Knick fans to smell his farts.
AGRON

Waterford, MI

#16 May 3, 2008
I said it before and I'll say it again. As long as Gay Girl Jack A$$ James Dumbass Dolan stays a stubborn a$$h0le, the knicks are promised only Down Fall. That is why Donnie Walsh wanted COMPLETE CONTROL. Because he has to make the right smart choices, not the stupid one because he thinks he is cool and no one can f(_)cl< with him. Shit the NBA needs to fire fat f(_)cl< dolan and look at giving me the Knicks team. I will take them to the Promised Land and Back, than Back again to the Promised Land.
Knicks have bad Karma

Paterson, NJ

#17 May 4, 2008
The last 8 seasons of mediocrity hasn't made me relinquish my Knicks fan credentials. Now i was upset when the knicks brass decided to embrace old piston greats instead of Knicks, but I was forgiving. But if they do not make a sincere effort to get Patrick on this coaching staff that may be the last straw. If there is any one who could pull rank on any person on the knicks roster, and even straighten out stephon Marbury it is Patrick Ewing.
Steelz NY

New York, NY

#18 May 7, 2008
The Knicks Organization are amazing me more and more everyday....I can't BELIEVE they haven't brought Ewing in to coach and mentor Eddy Curry.
Even if he's not the Head Coach, I say they bring in D'Antoni as Head Coach, Mark Jackson and Patrick Ewing as Assist Coaches in order to develop our young talent on the team. These two were great in their careers and their respective positions. This is what the Knicks Organization needs right now. Bring in new coaches and guaranteed we will thrive with the talent we have now. And get Randolph to develop more of a shot and vision. Curry and Randolph can co-exist if Randolph is willing to develop something else other than a one tracked mind. Hell, bring me in as a scout. GUARANTEED I will shape up the Knicks.
[email protected] Walsh, let's discuss. Seriously.

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