Kurt Rambis to join Knicks as assistant coach

July 7: Phil Jackson officially announced Kurt Rambis will join the team as associate head coach.


July 3: Rambis has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Knicks (Begley, July 3).

Rambis is the first assistant coach to join head coach Derek Fisher’s staff.


The Knicks have offered Kurt Rambis a four-year contract worth about $4.8 million to be Derek Fisher’s top assistant (NY Post, July 3).

He is currently an assistant coach for the Lakers, is in the mix for their head coaching job and was on Phil Jackson’s staff for both of his stints in Los Angeles.

Rambis, obviously, knows the triangle offense quite well.

The offer is close to the largest assistant’s contract in NBA history: four years and $6.4 million to Tyronn Lue from Cleveland.




203 comments
rico
rico

have you seen rambis without glasses? looks very odd, he needs the rims or it's no go.  :)


holy crap this is a recycled thread. I knew something smelled bad

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

The real killer on making moves this year is the Bargnani deal. Toronto was able to shed all salary sending Novak to the Jazz for a second round pick and buying out Camby. That would have put us at around $70 million, triggering the full MLE.

hashburry
hashburry

What happened to Bill Cartwright?

petehasglu
petehasglu

Speaking on First Take, ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said the Knicks and Sixers have had conversations about a deal that would send Amare Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert to the Philadelphia. Although what the Sixers would send back isn't clear, it likely wouldn't be much more than a draft pick or non-guaranteed contract player, as the Knicks would do the deal to clear cap space. Newark Star-Ledger - See more at: http://hoopshype.com/rumors.htm#sthash.Re55XlIj.dpuf

saintknick
saintknick

Why update this years old thread instead of making a new one?

rico
rico

Where is Lebron going? I think NY Fans are getting too comfortable with the idea that Melo is coming back to NY. We'll know when we know and I'll bet his choice is more difficult than we expect. 

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

no idea where bron is going... something is fishy.  why did he not talk to the Clips and LAkers??

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

assuming melo signs for 20 mil we'd have to cut 15 mil from teh cap to offer Gasol a mid level contract.  then we couldnt use the Felton TPE on anyone and we'd be hard capped at around 81 mil

barnaby87
barnaby87

If Boston wanted to rid themselves of Jeff Green's contract to make a run at FA's next year, they have a nice amount of cap space.  Maybe we could swing Shump, Bargs, and Prig for Jeff Green.  That could potentially clear up enough cap for Gasol.  A lineup of Calderon, JR, Green, Melo, and Gasol would be very competitive in the east.  Just rambling on a bit of course.

Marvel_
Marvel_

If we move Amare (salary dump taking back say half his salary /Thad) can't we just offer Gasol a real contract (no MLE crap) ?

barnaby87
barnaby87

I think to realistically have a shot at Pau, we need to be able to offer him the full MLE.  Hopefully we can get rid of Bargs or Amare to create that space.  

Welpee
Welpee

Can someone explain why Tyrone Lue is getting paid so much?  I had forgotten he was even an assistant coach.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

After Melo signs and Gasol comes aboard Phil has to make a move with either Stat or Barg's contract paired with Shump or THjr or both//  


personally i'd rather trade THjr//  Having his dad's sibling on the knicks creeps me out a little sometimes


maybe we'll facilitate a love trade .or one of the other big contract moves coming.

Marvel_
Marvel_

Did we get Melo and Gasol yet ??

RivDim
RivDim

@ Knicks_ Fanatic It was a bad trade undoubtedly.

Blaze NYK
Blaze NYK

I don't get it. Don't trades have to match salary?

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@BiggieTKB  M,aybe he doesn't wanna run out west?  Lest of a chance to compete...Lebron looks "immortal" ion the east...out west he'd be with a handful of teams competing to come out.

rico
rico

@phenomenal Trading Amare we we are still over the cap so we'd have to get a matching salaries or combined salaries in return…I think?

barnaby87
barnaby87

@BiggieTKB By mid level contract, do you mean the full MLE or a decent contract?

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@barnaby87 i like the idea of jeff green.


doing that deal wouldnt clear enough for a gasol MLE contract tho

barnaby87
barnaby87

@Marvel_ Depends on how much cap we realistically can clear.  Potentially though, yes

barnaby87
barnaby87

@Marvel_ I live in midtown and it's down pouring like crazy.  Ton of thunder/lightning too.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@Welpee they had to draw him out of being Doc's assistant

Welpee
Welpee

@Mel Brown If Jackson can somehow make JR and/or Barg's contract disappear he is definitely the man!

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@Marvel_ he most the knicks can pay is starting about 3.3 mil maybe 4 years 15 mil

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@Knicks_Fanatic @BiggieTKB that was three days ago.. i now think he's going back to Cleveland or Back to Miami.  hosuton and Dallas and anyone else were smoke screens.,

barnaby87
barnaby87

@BiggieTKB @barnaby87 It's all wishful thinking.  I think Green is very underrated though and even without Gasol, the first four in that lineup could be a force offensively.  Defense would be the factor to worry about.

rico
rico

@BiggieTKB @Blaze NYK but the knicks are not. the team who is over has to match salaries not the team that is under. 

barnaby87
barnaby87

@BiggieTKB @barnaby87 Don't see that happening, so we'd be banking on him maybe taking the mini MLE this year and then giving him a new contract next year.

Welpee
Welpee

@Mel Brown @Welpee  I'm thinking with Calderon, Hardaway as the shooters, Shump HOPEFULLY getting his game together and possibly Larkin doing some things, JR could be expendable.  Particularly since his one on one tendencies may not fit the new offense.

BiggieTKB
BiggieTKB

@barnaby87 @BiggieTKB you could do that with a wink.. give him a  three year deal with player option in year 2 and when the cap clears pay him.  no bird rights of course. (well Non Bird rights i know)

Welpee
Welpee

@Mel Brown @Welpee Requires more discipline than JR has ever displayed for extended periods of time.