Ewing Interested in Returning to New York
In the event New York Knicks management decides against retaining interim head coach Mike Woodson in the summer, Patrick Ewing would be interested in returning home.
The former Knicks great and current Orlando Magic assistant said before Wednesday night’s game at Madison Square Garden that he’s ready and eager to have a team to call his own. But he also believes Woodson is doing an “outstanding job” since taking over for Mike D’Antoni.
“I’d be interested in any job, but this is home, naturally,” Ewing told ESPNNewYork.com. “I still have my place here (in New Jersey), and I’d love to interview for any job, here or anywhere.
“I played here. I know the ins and outs of New York, the media, the fans.”
Ewing laughed when he mentioned the fans. He was respected and admired as a Knick, but not necessarily beloved. If Ewing ever won the championship as a coach he didn’t win as a player, that would change.