According to ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf, the Syracuse head man said Melo's current preference is to remain with the Knicks.
He also knocked the triangle offense, which former team president Phil Jackson pushed prior to his departure from the organization this week: "The triangle is the worst offense ever, unless you have Michael [Jordan] or Kobe [Bryant]."
The 33-year-old Anthony is coming off his 10th career All-Star season after averaging 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game, but it wasn't without drama.
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New York once again disappointed with a 31-51 record, and it hasn't reached the playoffs since the 2012-13 campaign.
Before agreeing mutually to part ways with the Knicks, Jackson said on multiple occasions it would be in the best interest of both Melo and the organization to arrange a trade.
A buyout is also a possibility, but Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported Wednesday that the Knicks would prefer to get assets in return.
The issue is that Melo has a no-trade clause, which means he would have to approve any potential deal the Knicks arrange.
New York has some promising, young pieces in Kristaps Porzingis, Frank Ntilikina and Willy Hernangomez, and trading Anthony is a move that could accelerate a much-needed rebuilding process.