PODCAST: Who will coach the Knicks if Mike Woodson is fired?

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I already told you yesterday that Mike Woodson needs to lead the Knicks into the playoffs to keep his job. No easy task, but when Phil Jackson says repeatedly that he expects this year’s team to make the postseason, the bar has been set.

And if the Knicks fail?

Well, there will be a new coach at the helm, and since Jackson is not ingratiated with the larger coaching fraternities out there, you can cross out names such as Jeff Van Gundy, Stan Van Gundy and George Karl.

Steve Kerr’s name has been thrown out there, and he is an intriguing candidate because he knows the triangle system. But two other coaches are known as system coaches, and both have stellar resumes.

Who Will Coach the Celtics? Why not David Blatt?

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David Blatt, RussiaWith Doc Rivers’ departure from the Celtics imminent, the question needs to be asked: Who will be the next coach for Boston?

With Danny Ainge taking out the dynamite, looking to trade or buyout Paul Pierce and then deciding what to do with Kevin Garnett (no-trade clause) and Rajon Rondo (head case), the Celtics are going to be a rebuilding team for the forseeable future.

You think George Karl or Lionel Hollins want any part of that?

I do not.

Poll: Who will be next coach of Brooklyn Nets?


I am publishing a poll.

I have already cast the first vote.

Based upon what I am hearing from my sources, I think Phil Jackson is going to be the next coach of the Brooklyn Nets — provided Mikhail Prokhorov ponies up money-wise. If you want to believe in the Kelvin Sampson shenanigans, go ahead.

Sampson is a choice …. but not mine. 

Colangelo likes Doc Rivers, not David Blatt, as next Team USA coach

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Doc Rivers is one of the top choices — of not the top choice — to become the next coach of Team USA. This is a subject that was speculated upon in the immediate aftermath of Team USA’s gold medal triumph in London, and there is reason to believe it is closer to becoming a reality.


Take a look at the transcript below from Colangelo’s recent interview on SheridanHoopsRadio.

When the subject of who would replace Mike Krzyzewski was raised, Colangelo threw Rivers’ name out there without any prompting. (And while he was at it, he flat-out rejected the notion of Russia’s head coach, David Blatt, an Israeli-American who played collegiately at Princeton, coming under consideration for the job.

The next Team USA coach will lead the team in the summer of 2014 at the World Cup (formerly known as the World Championship) in Spain.

Here is the transcript:

CS: The word came from London that Coach K said that this was going to be it for him and if that is indeed the case, he’s going to go out with 50 wins in his last 50 games, and that’s a heck of an accomplishment. I know you want to change his mind. I know you guys are supposed to get together for a bottle of red wine and a pizza. Has that happened yet?

JC: No.
CS: So what is your reading on whether Coach K is really truly done or whether he is open to having his mind changed?

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SheridanHoopsRadio – Oct. 29, 2012; Team USA

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Welcome to the first broadcast of SheridanHoops Radio, which will be broadcast daily (except on weekends) throughout the 2012-13 NBA season.

Our first show features Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo, coach Mike Krzyzyewski and chief scout Tony Ronzone.

My co-host is Andy Roth.


Coming off their gold medal victory at the London Olympics, these guys had an awful lot to say about the past, present and future of USA Basketball.

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