Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/16/12

Now that the Knicks pushed out Mike D’Antoni, they could be in the market for a new head coach. Assistant Mike Woodson is the current head coach but that may be temporary. The real prized coach would be Phil Jackson.

Phil has spoken fondly of Madison Square Garden and New York, and it’s been said the Knicks job is the one that could bring him out of retirement. Of course, with Phil, he has to be confident the team can win a championship before he takes a job. He might not see that as plausible with the Heat and Bulls in the conference, but if he gets bored enough in retirement, he might be tempted to take the job.

Another candidate could be Jerry Sloan, who hasn’t coached since leaving the Jazz last year after clashing with management and Deron Williams. He reportedly was interested in returning to coaching as of January, and he reportedly would be interested in the Knicks job.

The New York Daily news has a full list of candidates for the job, and they mention both Van Gundy brothers as candidates. They also mention John Calipari who said he was happy at Kentucky, but who knows if that could change if his team wins the title this season. I certainly think Phil Jackson is a very strong possibility for the job.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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