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Press Conference: Knicks Introduce Free Agent Signings

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Phil Jackson, Steve Mills, and Jeff Hornacek stand by their newest Knicks, Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings.


The New York Knicks’ and Phil Jackson’s whirlwind offseason continued yesterday with the introduction of 3 new signees for the Orange and Blue. After Derek Rose’s induction a few weeks ago, his former teammate and New York native Joakim Noah, Courtney Lee, and Brandon Jennings spoke with the media. Before that, Jackson, along with Steve Mills and new Head Coach Jeff Hornacek, held a press conference to discuss the new additions.

Jackson expressed his belief that this new roster holds more experience and more of a competitive edge which could help with being competitive in the East. However, he would not make an exact prediction on where his team would finish.

He also addressed injury concerns citing Noah’s shoulder injury as not a cause for worry because it was not an injury to his “foundation” or legs. The Hall of Fame head coach did assert that it was a different story with Jennings who is nursing an achilles injury, calling the move “high risk, high reward.”

Hornacek, still taking in his new surroundings, praised Mills and Jackson for the job they have done filling holes that the team had with solid players. Hornacek called the new additions “team guys who really want to win.”

To listen to the full press conference, click play below.