Patrick Ewing Still Dreams of Returning
New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing still has hopes of returning to the franchise. Ewing, who is currently an assistant coach with the Orlando Magic, wants a shot at the head coaching position; he was interviewed by the Detroit Pistons, but they decided to make Lawrence Frank the new head man.
Patrick Ewing told Mike Lupica, “I hope that one day I get to come back home because I do live in this area, I still consider this my area, I still consider myself a Knick. Hopefully one day I’ll be brought back here.”
Ewing also shot down the notion that a big man could not turn into a successful NBA coach. ”People think that just because you’re a center, you’re not as smart as the guards or the smaller guys. I think that’s a load of crap. When I played with the Knicks, I was just as important or just as smart as any other of the guards I played with.”
The Knicks currently have Mike D’Antoni running the sidelines, but if things change Patrick Ewing would be a strong candidate for the job.