Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Donnie Walsh’s cell phone rang in the middle of Knicks’ practice Tuesday, and the Knicks president stepped away from a large contingent of reporters to take the call.
Whether it was Allen Iverson or his agent on the other end we may never know.
But Walsh said the Knicks are “checking into” bringing the 10-time NBA All-Star to New York to help revive a team that is off to its worst start in franchise history (1-9) and threatening to spiral out of control.
“I’ve always had a lot of admiration for him because I had to play against him in the playoffs every year when I was in Indiana and I have a lot of respect for his career,” Walsh said after practice. “He’s a small man who did everything he could to win games and took a lot of hard knocks and always got up.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.