Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesn't believe that the Knicks appreciate Patrick Ewing enough.
Van Gundy criticized the team for not hiring Ewing after his retirement a few seasons ago, saying they "pretend to appreciate him."
"With Patrick, the one thing I've said, and I'm not trying to tell them their business," Van Gundy said. "They honor the guy every year. They honor him, but while they have a lot of ex-players in the organization, they've never moved to try to hire him.
"He was not only the face of the franchise, he was their best player, the hardest worker and gave them a chance to be great. But when it's time to put up or shut up, they do nothing, and it's been amazing and our good fortune in Orlando.
"It's sort of back and forth," he added. "The fans certainly love him. The organization, the guy can't get an interview. The organization sort of pretends to appreciate him."