In an attempt to lay out some of the differences between the franchises, here are four areas that likely will be important to landing the right coach.
Who you got?
What are the pieces in place? Who can you build around? Do you want to go young and try to build a winner from the ground up? Or do you want some experienced veterans who you can mold into a winning team? These are questions to ponder when trying to answer the question. Here are how the three stack up.
Who you getting?
What's available to a team in the draft? There are vast differences here. If you want to start young, the Knicks probably aren't the team for you. Here's how the 2014 draft looks for each team.
What's it cost?
If you're going to build a winner with different pieces, you have to be able to afford them. So what's the salary cap situation look like? The website spotrac.com does a fantastic job of laying out the cap considerations for everyone. The chart below shows the guaranteed contracts for next season, including players with an opt-out clause?
What to do?
Finally, coaching isn't the only thing one will be doing in the city. So what else does the city offer? What kind of things can someone do away from the arena to stay occupied?