Carmelo Anthony revealed the type of head coach he hopes the New York Knicks hire this offseason.
“I think being able to hold guys accountable, but also having a relationship with the player,” Anthony said. “Kind of seeing things from a players’ perspective as well as a coach’s perspective. I think if you can build that camaraderie between a coach and a player, I think you’re onto something.
“You have to be willing to do that [seeing it from a players’ view], you have to be willing to accept that as a coach. It can be hard being a coach and accepting the fact that sometimes I have to see things from an athlete’s perspective, that can be hard. That’s like an ego play.”
If the Knicks don't retain Kurt Rambis, Anthony will be playing for his fifth head coach since joining the Knicks in 2011.
Anthony would like to be consulted on who the Knicks hire.
“I just want to see the proper procedure gone through, the proper process, we give everybody a shot to come in and say what they have to say and see if you like that person or not,’’ Anthony told Complex. “So it’s hard for me to say I want this person or I want that person.’’