As all basketball fans know, Carmelo signed on for a five year, $129 million deal with the New York Knicks. Many wondered why he would stick with the Knicks after their struggle to win as of late. Still, Melo insists that he wasn’t the least bit regretful about his decision to stay because he’s dedicated to his team despite all the losing and coaching woes that have occurred.
Currently working under interim coach Kurt Talbis, Carmelo was asked Tuesday about who should get the full time coaching job of the Knicks and he didn’t sound completely sold on Talbis getting the gig,
“I think you consider Kurt (for the full time) job. But I think you still have to atleast listen to other candidates out there.”
Melo’s response makes sense due to the fact that the Knicks record is 5-9 with Talbis as interim head coach.
Another name that had been brought to the light was Phil Jackson, Knicks President and 11-time world champion coach. ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne brought up the concept of Jackson coaching home games and Talbis taking over for away games. When Melo was asked about the coaching split, his stance was clear:
“Nah. Nah. Nah. I don’t think that should be accepted. I wouldn’t accept that if that was the case.”
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Source: Bleacher Report