When Phil Jackson was president of the New York Knicks, he was caught taking a nap during a pre-draft workout. After signing a $ 60 million five-year deal to come to New York, the Hall of Fame coach, whose health prevented him from returning to the bench, was not known for his extensive travel schedule for player scouting. . The example seemed to flow through the Knicks organization.
While Steve Mills and Scott Perry have improved their time in scouting events, Walt Perrin has earned his reputation as a prodigious talent hunter in basketball.
For the first time under James Dolan, the Knicks have a full range of drafts, both in the first and second rounds. They will need someone like Perrin, who has built a broad vision of the university landscape, to help them transform those choices into NBA talent.