Porzingis says he's staying out of Knicks' coaching search

New York Knicks Fire Coach Jeff Hornacek and Associate Head Coach Kurt Rambis

Along with the Stackhouse, the Knicks will interview former head coach Mike Woodson, now an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Grizzlies said "a change in course was necessary to move forward and provide the team and organization its best chance at success".

Before meeting with Mills and Perry on Saturday, Porzingis, 22, reiterated that he wants to remain in NY long term. NY can officially offer Porzingis the first extension of his career this summer. He was sacked with a 30-11 record in the middle of the 2015-16 season, immediately learning the hard way that you have no job security in Cleveland if LeBron James doesn't want you as his coach. "We'll keep it like that", Porzingis told reporters Saturday before meeting with team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry. I want to be back as soon as possible. But Blatt's relationship with Mills may help them finally land the right guy.

The Knicks are wasting no time as they search to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was sacked from his coaching duties Thursday.

Fisher replaced Woodson in 2014-15 and flopped. Wojnarowski reported that Woodson isn't in the top tier of initial candidates.

However, they struggled through a disappointing 2013-14 campaign and Woodson was offered as a scapegoat.

Woodson, who has spent the last few years alongside Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers, actually coached the coached the Knicks from 2011 to 2014, and even coached NY to a 54-28 record in the 2012-13 season. He finished with a Knicks career record of 109-79.

Porzingis repeatedly said that he's focused on his rehab from a torn ACL and not on the Knicks' coaching search.

"I would be insane not to, " said Woodson, who served six seasons in Atlanta. "I'm happy about how the rehab is going".

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