Kristaps Porzingis: 'We Have to Trust' Knicks Front Office During HC Search

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2018

New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis, of Latvia, reacts after fouling out during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 130-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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New York Knicks star forward Kristaps Porzingis said Saturday that he does not intend to influence the team's head coaching search.

According to ESPN.com's Ian Begley, Porzingis expressed confidence in the front office: "The situation is what it is. I'm sure the front office, they will make the right decisions and build something that can go a long way. I think they will make the right decisions, so we have to trust them."

Additionally, Porzingis said with regard to the search: "That's [management's] job. They're going to do their part, and I'm going to do my part. We'll keep it like that."

The Knicks parted ways with Jeff Hornacek Thursday after he went just 60-104 in two seasons as New York's head coach.

Porzingis' issues with the previous regime are well-documented, as he and former team president Phil Jackson reportedly didn't see eye to eye to the point that Jackson entertained the idea of trading him.

Jackson was subsequently replaced by team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry.

The next head coach will be the fourth different person Porzingis has played under during his three-year NBA career after Hornacek, Kurt Rambis and Derek Fisher all went by the wayside.

Porzingis was limited to 48 games this season, as a torn ACL cut his campaign short.

Even so, the 22-year-old was named an All-Star for the first time, and he averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per contest.

New York's next head coach will look to end a lengthy postseason drought, as the Knicks haven't reached the playoffs since 2012-13.

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