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Knicks assistant Darrell Walker to interview with Pistons

May 13, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

Darrell Walker

The Pistons have interviewed Nate McMillan, Mike Budenholzer, Lindsey Hunter and J.B. Bickerstaff, and Detroit isn’t slowing what has become a pretty wide-reaching search. Marc Stein of ESPN:

Sources say that Knicks assistant coach Darrell Walker will soon get an interview for the position vacated by Lawrence Frank.

Walker went 56-113 (.331) as a head coach with the Raptors and, as a mid-season replacement, the Wizards in 1999-00. He’s not exactly a hot candidate on the market.

The Knicks are obviously still playing in the playoffs, so it’s unclear when Walker would interview. It’s also unclear whether Phil Jackson influenced Walker’s candidacy, but this appears to be coming from the Joe Dumars side of the organization.

Walker served as a Pistons assistant coach under Michael Curry, whom Dumars hired, and then stayed on when Dumars hire John Kuester.

I’d still call Walker a longshot to become the Pistons’ next coach, but it’s unfair to blame him completely for his records with lousy Wizards and Raptors teams. Maybe, with a good interview, Walker gets another chance.

Still, he’s just one name in what’s becoming a crowded field.

  1. fanofevilempire - May 13, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    just because he isn’t a hot candidate doesn’t mean he can’t coach.
    best of luck to him and all the guys getting nba interviews.

  2. cantonbound13 - May 13, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    I’d like to see the Knicks hire Jerry Sloan. I don’t see them winning much with Woodson. Good defensive coach but not so much when it comes to offense.

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