Longstaff, whose contract was not renewed by Phil Jackson after last season, just completed his first season as head coach of Erie, Atlanta’s G-League affiliate. The expansion club lost to Stackhouse and Toronto’s minor-league team in the semifinals of the G-League playoffs.

Longstaff worked closely with Kristaps Porzingis for two seasons in New York and was viewed as a top developmental coach. That Longstaff was hired by Budenholzer, a coach who values player development, is telling.

If Budenholzer were to join the Knicks, he could potentially hire Longstaff, who could help repair the relationship between Porzingis and the Knicks.

via Frank Isola, New York Daily News