The Knicks have hired Kenny Payne as an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s staff.
Kenny has been an assistant coach at Kentucky since 2010. Kenny is a player-development guru and is a big part of why Kentucky has over 25 alumni in the league right now. KAT said that he was the “best developmental coach in the country”. He was also a huge key to Knox’s success in college, and now he will be helped by him again. This most likely means that Knox will be on the team next year. I don’t know how we were able to get him away from the UK, but from what I’ve read and heard, I’m very happy we did. Seems like a great hire.
Expect more assistant coaches hires soon. Mike Woodson still has not been officially hired, so look out for that also.