Kurt Rambis Rumors

Some reports have suggested that Hornacek was Jackson’s preferred target throughout his coaching search. If that was the case, Jackson didn’t inform his good friend Rambis, who became the Knicks’ interim coach after Fisher’s dismissal. Jackson’s decision to hire Hornacek caught Rambis off guard, sources say. That Rambis would have a role with the organization was seen as a foregone conclusion earlier this month, but his future with the club is less clear now.
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Rambis is a good guy with a keen basketball mind, but the backlash from hiring one of Phil Jackson’s longtime lieutenants – all while the future of Jackson after next season is uncertain – would be enormous. Jackson is devoted to the triangle offense, and last month’s two-week triangle camp with Knicks players, which included daily meditation, film study and court work, league sources told The Vertical, was the strongest indication Rambis would get the gig. Yet as the weeks went by, everyone in the organization, including Jackson, came to the understanding the job needed to go to somebody else.