The New York Knicks went 9-19 after Kurt Rambis took over as the team's interim head coach, but that hasn't deterred the front office from entertaining the idea that he could be an asset on the bench for newly hired head coach Jeff Hornacek.
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Rambis Expected to Remain with Knicks
Wednesday, June 8
Hornacek has signed off on adding Rambis to his staff, sources say, and while Rambis still had one year remaining on his current contract, the sides decided to negotiate a new deal.
Sources say that the decision to hire Rambis was made ultimately by Hornacek. "Nothing is being forced down Jeff's neck," one source with knowledge of the dynamic said, in reference to the idea that team president Phil Jackson would force Hornacek to hire Rambis. Sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne that Hornacek had initially discussed the job with Rambis a few weeks ago but Rambis did not immediately accept, telling Hornacek that he should take time to really think through his staff and what he needed before making this decision.
Rambis Reportedly at NBA Combine
Wednesday, May 11
Begley reported that Rambis is attending the NBA Draft Combine this week along with general manager Steve Mills and other front office staff.