Knicks coaching candidates: Jamahl Mosley
This is not the first time Jamahl Mosley will be considered for a head coaching position, and it won’t be the last time if he doesn’t get the job. The Dallas Mavericks assistant interviewed for the Cleveland Cavs opening last summer. He seems to be on the verge of landing a lead job.
After spending the past six seasons under Rick Carlisle in Dallas, Mosley is making a name for himself as a defensive coach who is an effective communicator. Since the beginning of the 2018-19 season, he has been the defensive coordinator in Dallas. The team has ranked 18th and 17th in defensive efficiency over the past two seasons, respectively.
Before joining the Mavericks, Mosley spent four seasons as an assistant with the first post-LeBron Cavs teams between 2010-2014. He also spent time in the Nuggets organization working as an assistant and player development coach.
Mosley is apparently the Mavs assistant who works the most with star point guard Luka Doncic. Upon hearing the news he will be interviewed in New York, several Dallas reporters have tweeted out that he is well-liked in the Mavs locker room by the players.
It would seem unlikely for Mosley to make a lateral move to join the Knicks staff as an assistant if he doesn’t get the lead role.