Usually mondays are reserved for music here on TerryMcfly.com, but that all changed when I received a very interesting and unexpected invitation yesterday evening. The New York Knicks (My FAVORITE team) invited me to attend their Media Day, which signifies the official start of the team’s 2012-13 NBA Pre-Season. The press conference style event took place at the Knicks training camp facility. All of the major sports media outlets were there in attendance, it was truly an honor for a young journalist like me to be amongst all the veterans. The entire group of press in attendance took turns asking questions to Knicks players and coaches.
The Media day started with a brief Q&A discussion with Coach Mike Woodson telling the media about his plans for the 2013 New York Knicks team. The press asked Coach Woodson a lot of questions about his decision for choosing to go with a team that has a majority of Veterans. Woodson hopes that the new veteran players can help free up the load of work that was placed on Carmelo and Amare last season. Woodson was also asked about the current status of Rasheed Wallace, “Is Rasheed Wallace a New York Knick?”, Coach Woodson replied “Rasheed isn’t signed yet but there is a possibility that he will be signed. I like Rasheed Wallace.”
|“Young guys are not winning NBA titles” – Coach Woodson|
The first player to the press table was Carmelo Anthony, followed by teammate Tyson Chandler. Carmelo discussed his plans to focus more on being an all around player over just scoring points. “I’m done trying to score 30-35 points, we need a more rounded team” says Melo.
Tyson Chandler spoke about the addition of the new players. Tyson played with Jason Kidd when he was in Dallas so they expect to cooperate really well together.
|“We got some vets around here that understand how to win basketball games”- Tyson Chandler|
|“My plans for this season is to be the best Knicks fan, I plan on yelling at the TV a lot more than last year as well”|