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Rick Fox Interested In Knicks' Job

Rick Fox was asked if he might have interest in the head coaching vacancy with the Los Angeles Lakers, but instead shifted the conversation to the New York Knicks.

"There are a number of open jobs," Fox said. "I've been looking and in conversations with Phil Jackson, in supporting his vision for the Knicks. I love the Lakers, obviously. They're a little unsure which direction they want to go in right now. I think you'll probably get a quicker answer out of New York.

"I'm hoping -- I keep saying to Phil Jackson -- he needs to coach the team. He's the best guy for it. He's the holy grail of coaches. If he needed my support in some way, it'd be hard to turn him down. Or if he needed me to step in and do the job myself, I'd definitely welcome that.''

Currently an analyst for NBA TV, Fox has never coached. 

Via Al Iannazzone/Newsday
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