• David Fizdale was fired after winning only four games in 22 outings
  • Mike Miller was named as the interim coach of the team
  • The Knicks won their game against their rival Brooklyn Nets last night

After the firing of former coach David Fizdale, the Knicks named Mike Miller as the interim coach of the team. While the Knicks fans are still trying to evaluate the performance of their new coach, someone who once donned the orange and blue wants to give the tactician role a try.

On an interview posted on TMZ, former NBA forward Kenyon Martin threw his name on to the pool of possible next coach for the struggling New York squad. Drafted first overall in the 2000 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets, the Michigan native is no stranger to the culture of the team.

The former Cincinnati Bearcat played two seasons with the Knicks in 2013 to 2014 under coach Mike Woodson. He was signed to a couple of 10-day contracts before being inked for the rest of the 2013 season to take the spot of the main center Tyson Chandler. He re-signed with the Knicks the following season.

Asked on who is a good choice to replace Fizdale as the coach of the Knickerbockers, he replied with a short but direct answer – “Me!”

Being informed of another former player who is willing to coach in New York, Martin liked that idea and suggested that the two of them should join forces – him as the coach and Metta World Peace as the assistant coach. Bleacher Report reported that the former champion with the Los Angeles Lakers is campaigning on Twitter to make him the coach of the Knicks. Metta vowed to bring the “street mentality” to the Garden

Martin, who won a championship with Trilogy in the BIG3 league, dismissed the idea of potential replacement rejecting the idea of coaching the team due to the management. He even commended the team, saying that the Knicks are doing a good job, but they still need to get some players to help the team.

Kenyon Martin
Free agent power forward Kenyon Martin has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal to play for the Los Angeles Clippers. Reuters