The Knicks have reportedly added Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to their already crowded field of candidates for their vacant head coaching position.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday a league source said the Knicks plan to talk to Budenholzer, although he may still return to Atlanta.
According to the New York Daily News, the Knicks have already interviewed at least five people (David Fizdale, Mark Jackson, Kenny Smith, Jerry Stackhouse and Mike Woodson). An interview with David Blatt is scheduled for next week.
Budenholzer already talked to the Suns about their vacancy this week, but reportedly withdrew his name from consideration.
Budenholzer has posted a 213-197 mark in five seasons as the head coach in Atlanta, reaching the postseason four times. He won NBA Coach of the Year honors in 2015-16, when the Hawks reached the Eastern Conference finals.
But the Hawks stumbled to a 24-58 record this season, and although Budenholzer still has two years remaining on his contract, there had been speculation he might not want to return to the Hawks, who face a rebuild. One report suggested he was interested in the Bucks' open coaching job.