Knicks Rumors: Power Ranking Jerry Sloan and the 7 Best D'Antoni Replacements

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Knicks Rumors: Power Ranking Jerry Sloan and the 7 Best D'Antoni Replacements
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Recent struggles by the New York Knicks have caused the hammer to drop on Mike D'Antoni. Mired in a six-game losing streak, the Knicks and D'Antoni have agreed to part ways after a "mutual decision" was made, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Wojnarowski originally said that D'Antoni had resigned, but conflicting reports have since come forth. Until a permanent replacement is found, assistant coach Mike Woodson will be taking over for D'Antoni.

According to a report by Sam Amick of SI.com, team management may already have a replacement picked out. Amick states that sources "close" to former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan believe he would be interested in taking over in New York.

Sloan would not be a bad choice at all. The Hall of Famer helped turn the Utah Jazz into a powerhouse in the 1990s, and groomed talents like Karl Malone and Deron Williams into bona fide stars.  However, his relationship with Williams ultimately soured and supposedly played a role in his resignation last year.

The Knicks have also shown some interest in former Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson

Here are seven coaches who would be the best fits as replacements.

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