New Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was heavily linked with the New York Knicks - but it seems Carmelo Anthony was at least one of the reasons why he opted for California instead.
Among the number of factors that tipped Kerr's thinking towards Golden State was the fact that the coach had reservations about Anthony's ability to work within his offense.
Knicks chief Phil Jackson wants to implement the triangle offense in New York, and while the New York Times reports that Kerr was confident Anthony has the talent to make it work, he was concerned that he may not be willing to sacrifice himself to the team-first offensive sets.
Of course, that was by no means the only reason, and definitely not the most important consideration, but it shines an interesting light on the opinion some take on Anthony.
He's widely regarded to be one of the most talented players in the league, and definitely one of the most gifted offensively. But questions have dogged the forward regarding his work ethic, and his willingness to take a back seat on offense.
Other concerns included James Dolan's itchy trigger finger.
The Knicks owner has previous when it comes head-scratching personnel decisions and the younger roster of the Warriors in his home state of California was the more attractive option for the former-TNT analyst.