Phil Jackson Dozed Off During Player’s Draft Workout, Says ESPN’s Jay Williams

  • Rick Chandler


I’ll admit that I’ve dozed off while watching the Knicks — who hasn’t? But the guy in charge is supposed to be alert, especially when watching young talent that could help them get better.

Alas, Phil Jackson is 71, and presumably he’s got a lot of DVR programs to catch up on. That’s according to ESPN’s Jay Williams.

“A top-15 draft pick told me the other day, because we were involved in this conversation about Phil Jackson and the Knicks, and he said, ‘Phil Jackson was falling in and out of sleep during my workout,'” Williams said.

Williams did not name the player or when the workout took place. The Knicks have the No. 8 pick.