Report: Knicks interested in hiring Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Nov 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Pablo Prigioni (9) dribbles the basketball up the court during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena.  Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks are feeling like Pablo once again.

Chema de Lucas of Spanish basketball site Gigantes del Basket reports Friday that the Knicks are interested in bringing back Prigioni as an assistant coach. The 40-year-old had worked last week’s NBA combine in a coaching capacity.

Prigioni joined the Knicks as a 35-year-old rookie in 2012 and played for them until 2015. He then made stops with the Houston Rockets and the LA Clippers before returning to the EuroLeague, where he had played the majority of his professional career. Prigioni announced his retirement earlier this year.

However, de Lucas also cites a recent report from international basketball reporter David Pick saying that Prigioni could be a candidate for the head coaching job at Spanish club Baskonia, where he ended his pro career.

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