Sam SpiegelmanPatrick Ewing has been passed over time and time again for the Knicks coaching job. Yet still, he’s willing to listen if Phil Jackson picks up the phone.
In an interview with CBS Sports Radio, Ewing said he’d be willing to head home to New York.
“I’d love to go back to New York,” Ewing said. “My family is still there, I still have a home there. I’m not sure what is going to happen in terms of who they’re going to have to fill that void but if I get a call, I’m ready.”
However, it doesn’t appear Ewing is on Jackson’s wish list. From what we know, he’s waiting to speak with Derek Fisher and has previously interviewed Mike Dunleavy.
Ewing is currently an assistant in Charlotte, and if he likely would not leave Steve Clifford’s bench just to be an assistant elsewhere.
“I’m happy where I’m at in Charlotte and I’m enjoying working with coach Steve Clifford and the Charlotte Hornets organization. All I can do is continue to learn my craft. … When and if somebody decides that they believe in me to give me the opportunity, then I’ll be ready.”