West Point, N.Y. — The New York Knicks officially opened training camp this past weekend. Led by first-year head coach Derek Fisher and buoyed by Phil Jackson’s vaunted triangle offense, the new-look ‘Bockers hope to rebound from last year’s disappointing 37-win campaign. Jackson, he of that solemn oath to provide unfettered media access to the team, agreed to be mic’d up by The Cauldron for New York’s opening practice session, which is transcribed verbatim below.
It’s almost impossible for the New York Knicks to truly, jaw-through-floor surprise me anymore. If I was woken up at 3 a.m. by a Woj text alert saying Kristaps Porzingis had been traded to the Lakers for Brandon Bass and a second-round pick in 2022, my reaction would fall somewhere between “Better start researching the eighth-grade talent pool!” and “Motherf*cker! I’m going back to sleep now.”But when I heard Derek Fisher had been fired, I gasped the air straight out of my house.
Whereas, if you actually hang out in Washington — and I’m one of the few reporters that’s been in both worlds — the reporters who cover the White House, or the financial services industry, or the criminal justice system — for the most part, they aren’t a tenth as aggressive as sports reporters are. And part of it gets to what you’re talking about: People just don’t care as much as they know sports audiences do. Sports fans are intensely interested in why the Red Sox finished in last place.
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