Jerry West strongly shot down the notion, which was in circulation earlier this season, that the Knicks made a run at hiring him as a front-office consultant before the Clippers did.
“No truth whatsoever,” West said.
But he did surprise me a bit by revealing that he fully expected to land with the Knicks in the 1960 draft. The Lakers had the No. 2 overall pick and selected West before the Knicks were forced to settle for Darrall Imhoff at No. 3.
Referring to the intense fan interest and media scrutiny in New York, West said: “I always thought that would be an interesting place to be.”