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