NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have hired Kurt Rambis as associate head coach, reuniting him with former Laker and head coach Derek Fisher.
Knicks president Phil Jackson made the announcement on Monday. Fisher played 10 seasons for the Lakers while Rambis was a coach in Los Angeles.
Jackson says, “The three of us are similar in our philosophies and our approach to the game.”
Rambis was part of eight NBA title teams with the Lakers, either as a player, assistant coach or adviser/assistant general manager.
He was head coach with the Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves over three seasons.
Rambis finished his third stint as an assistant coach with the Lakers last season.
Notes: The Memphis Grizzlies have finalized a contract extension with forward Zach Randolph and signed first-round draft pick Jordan Adams to a multiyear contract.
The deals were announced on Monday.
Randolph exercised his 2014-15 player option and signed a multiyear extension. Randolph’s agent, Raymond Brothers, had said on June 27 that Randolph was exercising his $16.5 million option and had agreed on a two-year extension worth $20 million.
Adams, a 6-foot-5 guard from UCLA, was the No. 22 pick in last month’s draft. He averaged 17.4 points per game and led the Pac-12 with 2.64 steals per game last season as a sophomore.
His 95 total steals set a single-season school record.
The 19-year-old Adams averaged 16.4 points and 4.6 rebounds in his two-year college career.