Patrick Ewing wants to coach the New York Knicks

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The New York Knicks are in a state of flux right now with rumours continuing to circle about the future of Carmelo Anthony with the franchise as well as their head coaching status.

The Knicks currently have Kurt Rambis in charge on an interim basis, and despite reports this week speculating that Phil Jackson could be looking to keep his former player in charge on a more permanent agreement, nothing has yet to be confirmed.

If Rambis doesn't get the gig full time, there is another former NBA star who wants the role - Patrick Ewing.

Ewing, one of the most iconic figures in New York basketball history, has expressed his desire to coach the team he played 15 seasons for. All the big man wants is an interview.

“You know, this is a great fit for me. I have my number up there (in the Garden rafters). I still live in the area,” Ewing said, via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. “If I get an opportunity for an interview I’d be happy.”

The 53-year-old Ewing is currently the lead assistant with the Charlotte Hornets under their head coach Steve Clifford. He has also been on the coaching staff of the Wizards, Rockets and Magic.

The Knicks didn't interview Ewing when Derek Fisher got the job back in and don't look like doing so now, which annoys Ewing, seeing as he has over a decade of experience on the sideline.

“I’ve been doing this, what, 13 years now? I see people who don’t have the same amount on their resume as I do and still have gotten opportunities,” Ewing said.

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