It's been two weeks since Steve Kerr spurned Phil Jackson and the New York Knicks to take up the Golden State Warriors on their offer to replace Mark Jackson in the Bay Area. The Knicks are still without a coach, though the Zen Master remains in hot pursuit of his first sideline protege.
Who that will be is anybody's best guess at this point. Just about every recognizable name with even a threadbare connection to Jackson and his vaunted triangle offense—from Los Angeles-based assistants (e.g., Kurt Rambis and Tyronn Lue) to those currently locked into other duties (e.g., Derek Fisher and Brian Shaw) has been thrown into the mix to be Mike Woodson's successor. So, too, has pretty much every experienced coach with an itch to return to the sideline and the desire to do so under the bright lights at Madison Square Garden.
Which is to say, every coach who is unemployed at the moment.
It could be some time before Jackson has put together a complete list of candidates, much less pared it down to a select few favorites. Until then, let's have a look at some of the potential hires who've been mentioned in connection with the vacancy and figure out, in order, which would work best with what the Big Apple has to offer under the Jackson regime.