Howard unlikely to join Fizdale’s Knicks staff

Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard will reportedly interview with the Pistons.

Don’t look for Juwan Howard to be joining fellow former Miami Heat assistant David Fizdale in New York, according to a report.

Ian Begley of ESPN reports Howard, who interviewed for the Knicks job, would need permission from Miami to join Fizdale in New York, which is not likely.

Fizdale reportedly was hired as coach of the Knicks on Thursday. No official announcement is expected until next week.

Here’s Begley’s report:

Regarding Juwan Howard, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll be joining David Fizdale’s staff in New York, per sources. Potential candidates for staff additions include Keith Smart, who worked with Fizdale in Miami and Memphis and is likely to join as an assistant. Ex-Knicks head coach Mike Woodson, who hired Fizdale when Woodson was a head coach in Atlanta, is also a candidate to join Fizdale’s staff. Howard, a current Miami assistant, interviewed for the Knicks job. Fizdale may want him on his staff but Miami would have to give the Knicks permission to allow him to leave, which is highly unlikely. The New York Post earlier reported that Smart was likely to be added to Fizdale’s staff. Another name to keep an eye on as an addition to the staff in some capacity? Memphis scout Adam Johansen, who worked with Fizdale in Miami and Memphis.