The New York Knicks management has seen enough of the team’s recent struggles in the NBA season that coach David Fizdale was finally led to the exit doors on Friday. Deputy Mike Miller is to take the role of being the interim head coach as announced, but several names have already expressed their interest to take the top tactician job of the disgruntled organization – including former Knick himself and NBA Champion Metta World Peace.

Speaking with TMZ Sports, the 40-year-old World Peace said that he “will absolutely bring that street mentality to the Garden." The former 18-year NBA pro is born and raised in Queens, New York, and that for him, plus the fact that he played for the Knicks in 2013, makes him the best candidate to lead the sidelines for the team and bring back the craze inside the Madison Square Garden.

"Let's get it poppin' New York City. The fans chill out, you already know what it is. All that booin', we gon' boo yall if I'm in the Garden." The 2004 NBA Defensive Player of the Year said. "We coming to win and that's it. It’s just my love for New York City."

It will be a long shot, though, for the personality erstwhile known as Ron Artest as a list of a possible head coach replacement of the team includes Mark Jackson, Dave Joerger, Jeff Van Gundy, Stan Van Gundy, Becky Hammon, and Rick Pitino – all of which have NBA coaching experience in their respective credentials.

Whether he is serious or just in a playful mood, World Peace sure knows that the job to be filled up is a tough one but definitely attached to a worthy return. He said, "It's one of the best jobs in sports. Block out the fans. They act hard but really they just want to win."

World Peace is currently a player development coach of the South Bay Lakers in the NBA G-League. He became an NBA Champion in 2010 donning the Purple and Gold and was a former All-Star in 2004.

Director Spike Lee, Knicks fan Filmmaker Spike Lee directs from the sidelines at New York Knicks games. Photo: Reuters