New York Knicks Rumors
There’s some big basketball news with Jeff Hornacek being the new Knicks coach. How do you think he’ll benefit your game? Carmelo Anthony: One thing I do know is he wants to play as a fast-paced team, up tempo. You just look at the teams that he’s coached in Phoenix, and how quickly they wanted to get up the court and play. We still have time to figure everything out as far as sitting down and seeing what he wants and seeing what we want as a team. And we’ll figure that part out.
Do you ever think about having a film project of your own one day? Carmelo Anthony: We actually have something that’s in the works as we speak right now. But a big part of the Melo brand is film and production, and producing films and documentaries and things like that.
I assume you’re learning a lot about telling stories through working with Vice Sports on your video series. Carmelo Anthony: Yeah, that was one of the reasons why we wanted to expand. And our team dealt with Vice because of the history I have with the film and production side of things.
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.
Hornacek also has to decide whether to retain assistants Jim Cleamons, Rasheed Hazzard, Josh Longstaff and Brian Keefe. His plans for the assistants are unclear, but it’s worth noting that Keefe and Longstaff are respected by many players for their hard work and selfless approach, according to sources familiar with the locker-room dynamic.