Tuesday , Apr , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Clyde Frazier Wants to Be Defensive Coach for New York Knicks

Knicks legend Walt Frazier, who has avoided coaching to date, told The Post he is eager to serve as a part-time defensive instructor next season when president-in-waiting Donnie Walsh is expected to make a full scale purge.

"Clyde," a Knicks’ Hall-of-Famer, can envision attending training camp and periodic practices to teach defensive fundamentals – an area he believes doomed the soon-to-be-vanquished Isiah Thomas Era. Frazier was named to the NBA’s first team All Defense seven times.

"I’d be delighted to help," Frazier said after watching another miserable defensive outing in Sunday nights 114-109 loss in Atlanta. "(But) they’ve never asked me to do anything with the team." [NY Post]