After the New York Knicks showed David Fizdale the door Friday, several names popped up as a potential replacement for the head coach.
San Antonio Spurs assistant head coach Becky Hammon is reportedly a candidate for the team's head coach role, according to CNBC. "According to a league source, the former New York Liberty guard would have interest in coaching the Knicks if she could land a long-term deal, with the belief a four- or five-year deal would be sufficient," the report said.
According to reports, the Knicks are eyeing Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri to help the Knicks turn their franchise around. They're also considering former Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson and former Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Sam Mitchell to take over the Knicks coaching role.
Fizdale wasn't the only one who got the ax: Assistant coach Keith Smart was also fired. Assistant coach Mike Miller has been named head coach of the team while they look for a replacement.
Hammon surely has the pedigree to take over the head coach position. She once led the Spurs to the NBA Summer League championship back in 2015, and is currently in her sixth season with the team. She also had a legendary run as a WNBA player, making six All-Star games.