Al Iannazzone writes that Rod Thorn’s future hinges on his meeting with the new incoming owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov. During the meeting, the two could discuss the firing of Kiki Vandeweghe after the trade deadline in February.
Newsday reports that Jerry Colangelo is apparently very interested in Thorn’s job.
Meanwhile, Fred Kerber reports that Thorn is likely to keep his job: “(Prokhorov) knows what he has in Rod,” said one rival team executive.
John Calipari addresses the coaching rumors: “For all of our fans: My name will be bandied about for every job that opens, including AAU jobs,” Calipari said. “High school jobs, supposedly I’ll be taking my son with me. Different college jobs, pro — it’s happened. I just say, ‘Whatever.’”
How about Patrick Ewing for head coach?