With the annual NBA Draft Combine in full swing this week, here are the latest updates regarding the teams of the Atlantic Division:
- Knicks team president Phil Jackson is still not among those representing New York at the combine, Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv tweets. Assistant GM Allan Houston and interim coach Kurt Rambis have been observing workouts and speaking with players in Jackson’s absence.
- LSU junior combo guard Tim Quarterman has a workout set for May 20th with the Nets, Moke Hamilton of Basketball Insiders relays (Twitter links). The team interviewed former Oregon small forward Elgin Cook, Hamilton adds.
- Former Gonzaga power forward Kyle Wiltjer has a workout scheduled next week with the Sixers, Jessica Camerato of CSNPhilly tweets.
- The Knicks interviewed Kansas junior shooting guard Wayne Selden, Zagoria tweets. The interview was conducted by Houston, the scribe notes.
- The Celtics have a workout scheduled on Wednesday with North Carolina State sophomore power forward Abdul Malik-Abu, Mark Murphy of The Boston Herald tweets.
- Utah sophomore center Jakob Poeltl met with representatives from the Sixers today, Derek Bodner of Philadelphia magazine relays (on Twitter).
- Former Baylor small forward Taurean Prince has a workout set with the Sixers for May 20th, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer relays (Twitter links). The scribe also notes that the team interviewed Marquette freshman big man Henry Ellenson.
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3 thoughts on “Atlantic Notes: Jackson, Poeltl, Selden, Ellenson”
Does anyone else feel like Phil Jackson is just trying to get himself fired? It’s good to see our GM takes his job seriously enough to make an appearance at the Draft Combine.
Let’s see Phil told us he’s a great evaluator of talent. So he’s home at his Montana ranch attending to his sheep? He has entrusted this responsibility to Rambis who might be replaced tomorrow by another coach? This is the same Rambis whose professional coaching record is 150 games under 500. Am I missing something here? How can Dolan permit Jackson to be paid $25 million and do absolutely nothing. By now he has to know that Jackson is all hype and no delivery. Everyone else does. He’ll be working on his 4th coach in 3 years. Does anyone on this planet but Jackson think Rambis is the answer? How much more suffering do true Knicks fans have to endure? Jackson is so out of touch with today’s basketball. He’s stubborn and arrogant in that he’s the only one who still believes in his outdated triangle that not a single player endorses. If you have Jordan, Kobe, Shaq