Patrick Ewing had a solid NBA career as he was the franchise big man for the New York Knicks. Since then, he served as an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic. 

With the Knicks rolling under Mike Woodson as the interim coach, it seems likely they will retain him for next season. However, if things go downhill, they could still be in search of a head coach. 

And Ewing wants to be the one who takes over. 

"I'd be interested in any job, but this is home, naturally," Ewing told ESPNNewYork.com. "I still have my place here (in New Jersey), and I'd love to interview for any job, here or anywhere.

"I played here. I know the ins and outs of New York, the media, the fans."

Ewing has never won a ring before, even though he has appeared in the NBA Finals as a player and when he was the assistant coach for the Magic. If he were to go back to the Big Apple, he would definitely want to go after a championship again. 

"I think I've paid my dues," said Ewing. "I've been an assistant coach for eight, going on nine years, and I'd love to have an opportunity to get an interview.

"I've put in the work. I've learned from a lot of very good coaches in Stan (Van Gundy), Jeff (Van Gundy), and Doug Collins, and I've played for a lot of great coaches. All I need is an opportunity, and once I get that opportunity, hopefully I'll be successful."

Unless if Woodson doesn't get retained, don't be surprised if Ewing can land the job. However, at this point by the way New York has been playing, it seems unlikely. Ewing is desiring for a head coaching gig, and surely there may be some teams this off-season who could be in search of one.

Written by Josh Dhani, Founder 

Josh has been writing since January 2009 and has founded the websites FootBasket, Hardcourt Mayhem, and Gridiron Mayhem. For a full bio, check out JoshDhani.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoshDhani


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