The New York Knicks have a few options for a new head coach.
The only one with a clear head coaching plan is Scott Perry, the former New York Islanders coach who is reportedly interested in taking over as the team’s head coach, according to the New York Post.
Perry, a former assistant coach of the New Jersey Devils and the New Orleans Pelicans, has spent the past three seasons coaching in the AHL, the NBA Development League and the NCAA.
The 33-year-old has spent time coaching in Finland and in Europe, where he has led teams in the ECHL, ECHAPL and the NHL.
The Islanders, who have been in and out of the playoffs every season since 2012-13, are looking for a fresh start.
Perry has not been part of the team since 2015, when he was fired.
He is now working as an advisor with a team in the Finnish Elite League, the same league that Perry was a part of before.
Perry was also a member of the Islanders’ coaching staff when they won the Stanley Cup in 2016.
He’s the third coach in the past six years to be fired by the team, and the third since Perry took over in January.
In 2016, former New Jersey native and NHL draft pick Nate Thompson was fired after two seasons, and he was hired to fill the vacant spot.
The New Jersey Knicks are looking to add a new voice to their coaching staff, and Perry is one of the best candidates.
Perry’s career has been derailed by injuries.
He has never won a Stanley Cup with the Islanders, and is 31 years old.
However, he has coached in the NHL since 2007 and has spent 15 seasons in the league.
The veteran coach has guided the Islanders to three Stanley Cups.
He coached in Anaheim in 2007 and in Vancouver in 2012.
Perry led the Islanders in wins (17) and points (108) in his first season, and finished the 2016-17 season with a 69-49-17 record.
He led the franchise to a Calder Cup Final appearance in 2012 and won two of the previous three seasons.
He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy as league MVP in 2015.
Perry won a Hart Trophy as NHL Coach of the Year in 2010, and won a Vezina Trophy as League MVP in 2012 with the Devils.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009 and has been inducted four times.
Perry served as an assistant coach for the Devils from 1997-2007, the NHL’s second-longest coaching tenure behind Pat Quinn.
He served as the Islanders head coach from 2006-07, and played parts of five seasons with the New England Patriots.
He then became an assistant with the Boston Bruins from 2007-09.
Perry worked with Pat Quinn, the New Hampshire Wildcats head coach and now the New Yorkers head coach in 2017.
The Isles have been struggling to find a long-term solution for the position.
Head coach Jack Capuano was fired in March, but the team has hired new head coaches in Nate Thompson, Scott Perry and Jeff Bloomgren.
Perry spent the 2017-18 season as an offensive assistant with New York’s AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
The team’s AHL team was also looking for an assistant head coach to fill an empty head coaching spot.
Perry is a native of New Jersey, and was raised in Manhattan.
Perry will be the first head coach of an NHL team in New York City since the New Yorks legendary coach, Pat Quinn in the early 1980s.