Following the hiring of New York's latest head coach, Ian Begley of SNY reported Friday the club is looking to expand its player development department and considering a number of assistants who have experience in that area.
Among the names being considered are University of Kentucky associate head coach Kenny Payne, former NBA assistant coach Ed Pinckney and former Knicks interim coach Mike Miller.
In Chicago, Pinckney helped develop a young Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler.
Calipari has leaned on Payne to help recruit and develop some of the biggest names to play for the Wildcats in recent years and could help the Knicks land stars in free agency—something the club has been unable to do in recent years.
Among the players Payne coached at UK are NBA stars De'Aaron Fox, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro.