Rumours abound that the New York Knicks might be looking Westward for direction… more specifically, Jerry West.
Newsday reports that people close to West have stated that if offered the job, he’d probably take it. One stating,
“It wouldn’t surprise me. He’s such an A-type personality. It’s hard for him to sit on the sidelines and not be involved.”
West himself hasn’t said anything contrary regarding the possibility, other than he hasn’t officially been asked anything yet by the Knicks, who seem to be focused on Indiana’s Donnie Walsh – should they choose to expel Isiah Thomas.
Newsday’s last line on the article was key:
“I don’t know if I’d do it,” West said. “It would be nice, privately, if somebody had an interest enough to want to talk to you about it. That would be exciting, yes.”
The only sticking point for any of this (and it appears to be the sticking point for Donnie Walsh) is that no matter what happens, James Dolan is still the owner.