Report: Knicks reach out to Jackson, Van Gundy

In search of a new coach, the New York Knicks have reached out to Jeff Van Gundy and Mark Jackson, according to a report from The New York Daily News.

Both Van Gundy and Jackson have close ties to the Knicks.

Van Gundy was an assistant coach with the Knickerbockers from 1989-95 and then became the head coach during the 95-96 season, holding the position until 2001. He compiled a record of 248-172 with the Knicks and led the team to the 1999 Finals, where they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in five games.

Jackson, meanwhile, was the Knicks’ point guard from 1987-92 and coached by Van Gundy. Jackson had a successful run as coach with the Golden State Warriors before butting heads with management.

Van Gundy and Jackson are currently TV broadcast partners at ESPN.

The Knicks are expected to interview a bevy of candidates before choosing their next coach.