Bill Cartwright Rumors
The retired Chicago Bulls center Bill Cartwright was named the coach of Mexico’s national basketball team. Cartwright, 57, played 16 seasons in the N.B.A. and was part of the Bulls squad that won three straight titles between 1991-1993. After retiring, he joined Phil Jackson’s coaching staff as an assistant, helping to guide the Bulls to 1997 and 1998 titles.
Walking back to his Manhattan hotel on Saturday after an event in the city organized by the networking company Thuzio, which he said also involved J.R. Smith, Cartwright told the Daily News he’s been in recent contact with Jackson and is in the running to land on the Golden State Warriors bench. But he was tight lipped about everything else.
Jackson’s plan, according to a source, would be to assemble an experienced staff around Fisher which could potentially include Kurt Rambis and Bill Cartwright, two former NBA head coaches. Jackson thinks highly of Rambis, the long-time Lakers assistant, and there is a possibility that Rambis could be hired as a head coach.