Leon Rose set an end-of-July deadline to hire a new coach for the New York Knicks.

Rose told MSG Network's Mike Breen that there will be two phases to the interview process: a short, "break the ice" session followed by "full interviews."

Rose said he was looking for a coach able to develop the team's young players.

"We want to find the right leader that can develop our young players as well as hold everyone accountable. And take us from development to becoming a perennial winner. We also want someone that we think will be collaborative with the front office, and someone that when you're in that huddle and when you're looking at that coach's eyes, every player who's looking at him knows that person is driving the ship and going to get the job done," said Rose.

The Knicks will reportedly interview Tom Thibodeau, Kenny Atkinson, Jason Kidd, Will Hardy, and Ime Udoka, among other candidates.