Craig Hodges Rumors
Former Bulls Craig Hodges, John Paxson , Horace Grant , Steve Kerr , Bill Wennington , Pete Myers and Stacey King attended. Kerr came with his current Warriors assistant and former Bulls assistant Ron Adams, missing their shootaround to do so. Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg attended with his entire staff after his team’s shootaround. That included Mike Wilhelm, who quietly drove Bach to and from Bulls training camp practices last October in a consultant role that Bach cherished. “Brilliant mind,” Myers said. “He left an imprint.”
Contacted by The Post, Hodges said Houston called him two weeks ago with the news his contract would not be renewed. “My only comment is I was thankful for the opportunity. It was their decision to make,’’ Hodges said. “I feel we could’ve done better. We didn’t get Thanasis [Antetokounmpo] to the level we should have.’’
The Knicks are searching for a new head coach – the Westchester Knicks, that is. Former Bulls sniper Craig Hodges, a triangle disciple of Phil Jackson who took over as their D-League head coach for fired Kevin Whitted late last season, has been let go, according to sources. He was 0-4 as interim head coach and his contract has not been renewed.
Hodges was a triangle devotee, having played at Long Beach State for original practitioner Tex Winter. The veteran 3-point specialist won two titles as a player under Jackson in Chicago and two titles as a Lakers developmental coach under Jackson. “Tex told me he wanted me to help him get the players to understand the different movement and actions,’’ Hodges told The Post in an April interview. “For me it should be the only way you should teach basketball. Everybody gets an opportunity to touch the basketball and it’s not out of context with the purity of the game.’’
Westchester Knicks interim head coach Craig Hodges is expected to return to the team’s sideline as an assistant coach next season, though no final decision has been made, a league source tells D-League Digest. Hodges, 54, took over at the helm of the New York Knicks D-League affiliate after inaugural head coach Kevin Whitted was fired after posting the second-worst record (10-36) last season in the D-League.