Mitchell Robinson is the type of player the Knicks want to build around. The rookie stand-out was the brightest spot of a dismal 2018-19 season, and he told the Knicks during his exit interview that he feels very comfortable playing in New York.
Steve Mills relays a conversation the front office had with Robinson on the debut of MSG 150 on MSG Networks. An excerpt was provided in advance to the New York Post.
“Mitchell Robinson is one of our favorite guys in terms of how we’ve seen him grow as a young man, but he said the funniest thing to us in the exit interview,” Mills said. “We said, ‘What do you feel about the environment?’ And he said, ‘This feels like a family.’ He said, ‘You guys around here, it seems like you’ve known each other for 80 years.’ And I’m like 80? Where does that number come from?’ But that’s what he feels about the organization and the people who work here. That’s part of what we are trying to build.”
Tune in to the debut of MSG 150 at 8:00 PM on Monday. The show will run 8-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursdays for 10 weeks and feature guest analysts Swin Cash, John Wallace, Wally Szczerbiak and former MLB player Fernando Perez.