Exhibit A for why Patrick Ewing should be the New York Knicks head coach and for why James Dolan is a miserable bitch. Ewing made it abundantly clear that he wanted to coach and the Knicks refused to give him an opportunity because Dolan disrespects all of his former players. Instead, they hired two of the statistically worst coaches in NBA history, Derek Fisher and Kurt Rambis.
Now Ewing has returned to his alma mater and he put some kid in a torture chamber. Marcus Derrickson took an awful turnaround jumper and Ewing reprimanded him. Derrickson ended the game with 24 points. That’s how you coach.
I don’t know how I feel about Jeff Hornacek. Coming out of timeouts and down the stretch of close games, the Knicks are awful. He’s the anti-Brad Stevens in that regard. I can’t watch the Knicks come out of a timeout with one possession left in the game and see Enes Kanter get the last 3-point shot. I can’t.
Jeff Hornacek’s weird nervous smile makes me uncomfortable. I feel like players don’t respect him that much because he’s laughs like a psychopath when he should be angry and emoting like a normal human. Get Patrick Ewng in there chewing Michael Beasley out when he stands in the paint and watches his defensive assignment wet a three in his face.
Plus, can you imagine the conversations between Ewing and Kristaps Porzingis. It’s like Rey learning the center position from Luke Skywalker and Luke Skywalker saying ‘the center position is dead. I’ve seen this raw power once before. It didn’t scare me then. It does now.’ Kristaps would be the MVP favorite.
Patrick Ewing should be the New York Knicks head coach.
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