With the New York Knicks having limited ways of improving their roster in time to re-sign Carmelo Anthony this offseason, pursuing John Calipari as head coach could be an alternative sale.

The Knicks have given Anthony and his representatives at CAA tremendous control. CAA represents Mike Woodson, Allan Houston, Mark Warkentien, J.R. Smith, Chris Smith and Andrea Bargnani.

CAA and William Wesley also represent Calipari.

It is believed that Calipari would seek an annual contract of $8 million from the Knicks.

"That's what Wes will be pushing," one of the executives said. "That's what CAA will be pushing."

Calipari would also want full control over the roster.

"He wants full control, bottom line," one executive said.