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Jud Buechler
Jud Buechler
Position: -
Born: 06/19/68
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:227 lbs. / 103.4 kg.
Earnings: $14,685,000 ($22,283,785*)
“They always gave him a hard time,” said Jud Buechler, who played in Chicago from 1994 to 1998. “The [Krause] thing made it very difficult for him at first,” said Jim Cleamons, a longtime Jackson lieutenant. “It was unfair to Toni, honestly.” Kukoc recognized any ill feelings were about Krause — not him. He was strong enough to play through it. “Toni was just himself,” Cleamons said, “and that was his salvation.”
According to a league source, if the Knicks made an in-season coaching move one of two assistants – Mike Miller or Pat Sullivan – would likely be promoted. Miller coached the Knicks G League affiliate. Coincidentally, assistant coaches Keith Smart and Kaleb Canales all have head coaching experience. Royal Ivey, who has drawn interest around the league over the summer, and Jud Buechler would not be under consideration.
The Knicks had to really sink south for a coaching change to be made by Game 20. Indications are it was far-fetched for a change to be made this early anyway. Was owner James Dolan, who has given Fizdale private reassurances, really going to let president Mills hire a new coach from the outside on a long-term deal with Fizdale still having at least one season fully guaranteed on his pact for 2020-21? Sources indicated the major deterrent to making a change at Thanksgiving was the sketchy alternative of promoting one of the assistants – Jud Buechler, Keith Smart or Kaleb Canales.
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Miller joins a staff that includes Keith Smart, Kaleb Canales, Jud Buechler, Pat Sullivan and Royal Ivey. New York prides itself on the player development acumen on the coaching staff. Ivey was a key player development coach in Oklahoma City and remains so in New York. According to SNY sources, several teams with assistant coaching vacancies have expressed interest in Ivey. It is unknown if Ivey interviewed with any teams. New York would need to grant permission for teams to interview Ivey.