The Knicks players have summer school. Basically.
Phil Jackson is going to run the triangle in New York, and whatever it was they ran as an offense last season at Madison Square Garden was more Jackson Pollock painting than recognizable shape. So now that the season is over Jackson — with his preferred head coaching candidate Kurt Rambis by his side — is running essentially a summer school camp on the triangle offense for players. From Ian Begley of ESPN.
Phil Jackson will meet with a few New York Knicks players to go over the club’s triangle offense this week, and interim head coach Kurt Rambis will join him, league sources confirmed.
In addition to being further evidence of Jackson’s commitment to the triangle offense, the workouts are significant because Rambis, a strong candidate for the Knicks’ head-coaching vacancy, will be in attendance.
The obvious takeaways here are the things mentioned and things we already knew — the triangle offense isn’t going anywhere in New York, and he wants Kurt Rambis to be the coach.
Jackson said the day of Knicks exit interviews that he felt the team didn’t really start to play the structure of the triangle until Rambis took over.
The only question is, how many of the players in this little day camp are going to be with the team next season? New York could see fairly significant player turnover.