Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Patrick Ewing was never one to be laid back or patient as a player for the New York Knicks, but his search for a head coaching job has forced him to be just that. At this point, Knicks fans have to be just as disappointed as he is. While guys like Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd continue to snatch up jobs without any prior experience, Ewing has been forced to fend for his own. The common perception is that a point guard makes for the best leader, but in reality, a team takes on the personality of its coach regardless of whether or not they have any competitive basketball playing experience at all. On the court, Ewing’s demeanor was as intense as it gets. He may not have had the high offensive IQ that the aforementioned point guard coaches did, but at the same time, there’s no way those guys could quarterback a defense the way that Ewing was able to. There are always assistant coaches around to draw up a tricky inbounds play or two throughout the game, but not many people can run a defe...
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