The 17th pick in the 2011 draft, Iman Shumpert was Donnie Walsh’s last “gift” to Knicks fans. The mix of cheers, boos, and “what the…who?!” permeated MSG the night Shump was drafted in the 1st round of a fairly deep draft. It didn’t take long, however, for the Garden to chant his name and for the NBA/Knicks Twitter-verse to explode with love for the rook!
This has been quite a hectic off-season throughout the NBA, and the New York Knicks have been one of the most active teams.
Fairly early in the offseason, on August 29th, the Knicks made a very underrated hire in assistant coach Mike Woodson, who is regarded as a defensive specialist, which is exactly what the Knicks needed to pair with head coach, Mike D’Antoni. Also, a fun fact about Mike Woodson: Woodson played ball with Knicks’ Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald at Indiana University.