Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Time to bring back the Prodigal Son

Kenny Smith confirmed Sunday that he will interview for the general manager job of the New York Knicks this week. Smith, who attended Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens, is scheduled to meet with the new Knicks president Donnie Walsh.

Smith was evasive about his interest in the Knicks when fellow TNT broadcast analyst Ernie Johnson asked him about the report that he would be meeting with Walsh. Smith merely smiled and said, "There is a possibility."

Smith is one of several candidates including former Knicks Herb Williams, Patrick Ewing, and Mark Jackson being considered for the GM job currently held by Glen Grunwald, who will also have a chance to hold on to the position. Former Sixers GM Billy King, whose stock has soared in recent weeks, is expected to be interviewed, as will Rick Sund.

What the Knicks need now is a veteran but respected coach to get them over the hump. With all due respect to the former Knicks applying for the job, this is not a time to go with a rookie coach who will earn his stripes during the season.

Like I said before, go with the best one, bring back PhilJax to New York.

Get the late Red Holzman to communicate to him via a dream just to make this happen.

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