New York Knicks top candidates to be the team’s head coach

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Mike Miller

After taking over as New York Knicks interim head coach for David Fizdale, Miller has done an above-average job given the difficult circumstances. Since his arrival on December 6 in New York, Mike Miller has led the Knicks to a 13-20 record, which is seventh-best in the Eastern Conference, in that time frame. Miller isn’t a flashy name but is proving he can coach at the NBA level with every game running the team.

The 2017-18 NBA G League Coach of the Year has propelled the Knicks to four wins in their last six games. The team is responding to him and his methods. His rotations are questionable at times, but he doesn’t have much to work with.

It would be interesting to see what Miller can do with an improved roster, considering he’s doing a pretty good job with a below-average one. There will be tons of pressure on Rose, to make a splash and take the Knicks to another level. As with any business, when top management changes, they want to bring in their own people.

Then again there is something to be said for taking stock of the assets already in hand. It would be foolish of Rose to write off the coach who has the team playing their best basketball in two years.