“I would say in his heart he would love to turn the page and have good memories here,’’ [Noah’s high school coach], McNally, told The Post. “Is that intellectually the best situation? Who knows? New York loves a disaster. They also like a comeback story.
“But if he gets his freedom, he can go to a contender to fill a niche role as a leader. There’s plenty of teams would like to have him in that capacity. Obviously [the Timberwolves’] Tom [Thibodeau] loves him and would love to have him back.”
McNally notes that while Noah is a free spirit off the court, he works better with structure on the court.
“He’s done well in structured environments with Tom and Billy [Donovan in college at Florida],’’ McNally said. “When it comes kind of loose? He’s better off with ‘Tell me exactly what you want me to do and I’ll do it.’ You tell me one thing, you do another thing.