Embattled coach Mike Woodson says Phil Jackson will “enhance” the New York Knicks once Jackson is hired to help run the team’s front office.
“I have a great deal of respect for Phil and what he’s done over his coaching and his playing days in our league. He’s been extremely successful,” Woodson said Thursday in an interview on ESPN New York 98.7 FM’s “The Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Show.”
“And if the Knicks are entertaining that, the guy’s got a great basketball mind for the game. So I mean, it’s all good.”
Jeremy Lin Suffers Knee Injury, Will Undergo Evaluation Thursday
Bulls Suspend Bobby Portis 8 Games
The Chicago Bulls have suspended forward Bobby Portis for eight games following his role in a practice altercation that left teammate Nikola Mirotic in the hospital, the team announced Wednesday. Portis will be eligible to return for a Nov. 7 game against Toronto, and will be eligible to practice during his extension.
Source: Chicago Bulls
Joel Embiid Not Happy With Early Minutes Restriction
The Philadelphia 76ers will be cautious with Joel Embiid early on this season, and the star center isn’t thrilled with that plan.
Sixers coach Brett Brown, when asked how much Embiid would play in Wednesday’s season opener against the Wizards, told reporters that he didn’t have a set number of minutes in mind before acknowledging “somewhere like in the teens.” “That’s f—ing bulls—. I wish I was playing more minutes,” Embiid told reporters on Tuesday. “I think I’m ready. I think I’m ready for more than whatever number they have. I don’t know. I wish I was playing more, but we’re going to see how that goes.”