Patrick Ewing recently revealed his desire to go back to his beloved New York Knicks, but this time he would be calling the shots. In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ian O’Connor, Ewing said, “I’d be interested in any job, but this is home, naturally.” Ewing, who is currently an assistant coach to Stan Van Gundy for the Orlando Magic, has been part of the Magic organization since the 2007-08 season and was a big factor in helping them make a finals run in 2009.
“I’ve put in the work. I’ve learned from a lot of very good coaches in Stan (Van Gundy), Jeff (Van Gundy), and Doug Collins, and I’ve played for a lot of great coaches. All I need is an opportunity, and once I get that opportunity, hopefully I’ll be successful.”
Ewing has been a big part of the growth and development of the Magic’s all-star center, Dwight Howard, but he insists he is more than jut a “big man’s coach.” With all of the recent drama in New York, Ewing could be just what the Knicks and it’s fans need, that is if they decide to not stay with interim head coach Mike Woodson.