Golden State Warriors assistant head coach Luke Walton received plenty of admiration for his brief tenure as the main man in Oakland when Steve Kerr was recovering from multiple back surgeries earlier on this season.
The reigning NBA champions went 39-4 under his watch and started the season 24-0, a national record for any sport in the U.S.
Since then, speculation has continued to surface about Walton potentially taking the reigns of another NBA franchise sooner rather than later.
According to a report from the New York Post, via Marc Berman, the Warriors are prepared to allow Walton to speak to any interested parties, as long as it doesn't interfere with their playoff run.
Given that the report has emanated from New York, naturally, there is plenty of speculation that Walton is high on the Knicks wish list to replace interim coach Kurt Rambis.
Jackson intimated this week that he would like somebody who is of the same way of thinking as he is so they can run his tried and trusted triangle offence.
That didn't work out with Derek Fisher. However, Walton did play in the NBA for a decade and collected two championship rings under Jackson at the Lakers.
At this point, there been no indication from Walton that he wants to leave Golden State or even take on a head coach role. But, if he does, the L.A. Lakers and the Phoenix Suns are two other franchises who have been credited with an interest.