AP Source: Knicks interview Blatt for coaching job

AP Source: Knicks interview Blatt for coaching job

By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says the New York Knicks have interviewed former Cleveland coach David Blatt for their head coaching position.

Knicks President of Basketball Operations Phil Jackson met with Blatt this week, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search are private.

Blatt's interview was first reported Wednesday by Yahoo Sports.

Blatt was fired by the Cavaliers after leading them to the NBA Finals last year in his first season and a 30-11 record this season. The longtime successful international coach was a teammate at Princeton with Knicks general manager Steve Mills.

Kurt Rambis finished the season as interim coach after Jackson fired Derek Fisher in February. Jackson has said his preference is to hire someone he knows, naming Rambis as the only person who would definitely get an interview.

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