Would he really want to coach Melo again? And that Knicks team is stuck behind the Heat, Pacers and Bulls. I'm not saying the Pelicans are better, but if he's chasing a ring the Knicks don't seem like a desirable location.
Just throwing out an "as an example". In a vacuum, virtually any coach would rather coach in Manhattan, in MSG, at one of the most storied franchises ever over us. And I'm sure they can pay a lot more.
It could be any big market team. I'm just saying...we shouldn't count our chickens.