Friday , May , 16 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Patrick Ewing May Be Hired as Assistant in NY

Maybe this will be the year that Patrick Ewing finally returns to New York.

Mike D’Antoni said Thursday that he would consider hiring the Knicks’ Hall of Fame center as one of his assistant coaches.

"I know what he did in New York and I know that he’s done a good job since he left," D’Antoni said. "He will definitely be considered."

D’Antoni is in the early stages of putting together his staff, which is expected to include his brother, Dan. The status of two of D’Antoni’s other assistants from Phoenix, Alvin Gentry and Phil Weber, is uncertain. [NY Daily News]