Bryant’s announcement as the Knicks’ new associate manager will come next week, but he will continue alongside manager Quin Snyder as long as the Jazz remain alive in the Orlando bubble.
“Johnnie’s contributions have had an impact on many levels,” Snyder told the Post in a text message. “He assisted in game management, advanced scouting and individual player development. More than anything else, he supported me on a personal level. All of these contributions prepared him well and I’m sure it will have a positive impact on the Knicks program in the same way that Jazz does. ”
The Jazz drew 1-1 with Denver in a first-round streak. During Thursday’s Zoom call, Snyder said of Bryant’s upcoming release: “I’m happy for Johnnie and his family. It is an opportunity that has been earned and deserved. We are really excited for him.
“It has been someone who has been with me since I arrived in Utah. Tactically, he learned [a lot] in the game and on the bench. He’s great on the pitch with the players and you see him develop guys. It is something we are proud of our program. Johnnie played an important part in this. ”