The Celtics almost fell out of luck in replacing Kyrie Irving last offseason. Celtics star point guard Kemba Walker revealed on The Ringer’s “R2C2” podcast that he almost picked playing for the Knicks rather than the Celtics when he was a free agent in 2019. To be honest, yes.
The New York Knicks have their head coach in Tom Thibodeau, but they are still looking to fill out their coaching staff, perhaps with many more assistants than they had in previous seasons. One name on their wish list is University of Kentucky assistant (and friend of Knicks’ vice-president William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley) Kenny Payne.
Andrew Yang is concerned the Knicks’ Tom Thibodeau coaching hire might not be the right fit. Nor is Yang convinced the Knicks new administration can change the team’s fortunes with James Dolan as owner. The former Democratic presidential candidate who participated in seven debates believes he has reason for skepticism.