New York Teams

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So how will the Jets be affected if Woody Johnson heads to the United Kingdom as U.S. ambassador? Probably not much at all; it's not as if he's a day-to-day fixture at the team facility. He'd be consulted on big decisions, but his brother, Christopher Johnson, would handle the day-to-day stuff as the new chairman/CEO. He's a minority owner and passionate about the team, people tell me. I've spoken to him a couple of times. He's personable, engaging and a good listener.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This Phil Jackson comment on Ntilikina (if you think of it with the Porzingis/Melo drama in mind) was interesting: "He leads his teammates well. He follows directions. Very good at that." Jackson was discussing Ntilikina's strengths, in context of how he filled his role in France. Still, interesting.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets released a statement, confirming that Christopher Johnson -- Woody Johnson's younger brother -- will become the chairman and CEO if Woody is nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson just spoke to reporters at the Knicks facility in Tarrytown, NY for nine minutes, 30 seconds. He wanted to keep the focus on Frank Ntilikina, declining answering questions about Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. On Derrick Rose's status Jackson simply said: "We're listening."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson on how the Knicks are approaching Derrick Rose's free agency: "We're listening."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle leaves no doubt Mavs wanted Dennis Smith over Frank Ntilikina, saying there was "uproarious" applause when Knicks made pick.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to comment on the Knicks' trade discussions surrounding Kristaps Porzingis.

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Ntilikina has a busy 24 hours (1:07)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said Frank Ntilikina's potential on defense played a big role in the Knicks selecting him.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis chatter. On Frank Ntilikina, he says the Knicks liked his athleticism, smarts and ability to perform in winning moments. Admits Ntilikina may be a project but, it's time to "start growing our own kids."

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Ntilikina gets warm reaction from New York crowd (1:16)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says Knicks like Frank's size and aptitude.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Knicks select Frank Ntililikina. He's the 2nd player from the French League to be drafted by the Knicks, joining Frederic Weis (1999). Weis was drafted ahead of Ron Artest and is most known for being dunked on by Vince Carter. Ntilikina is the highest-drafted player from the French League.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Although he's addressing media at the Barclays Center tonight, Frank Ntilikina will not meet with Knicks reporters tomorrow as picks normally do. He's flying back to France late tonight as his pro team there plays in a winner-take-all championship final tomorrow.

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

No draft is complete without Knicks fans reacting to their pick. The reaction to New York taking Frank Ntilikina eighth overall got a mix of cheers and groans.

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Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks fans weren't too pleased with the pick of PG Frank Ntilikina at No. 8.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina's name is on the board at the Knicks' practice facility.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Frank Ntilikina has the highest all star probability at 14% in the draft according to ESPN's analytic draft model. He also has a 59% chance of being a bust. More risk in projecting international players due to smaller sample sizes.

Adam Reisinger ESPN.com 

With the No. 8 overall pick, the Knicks selected Frank Ntilikina (G, France). He'll join a team with an uphill climb ahead. New York has missed the playoffs each of the past four seasons, tied for the third-longest drought in franchise history.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The buzz in Barclays is building as the Knicks' pick approaches.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks will select Frank Ntilikina with the eighth pick, sources tell ESPN.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Official announcement on Woody Johnson, as it appears in the White House press release: Robert Wood Johnson IV to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Mr. Johnson has served for more than thirty years as the Chairman and CEO of The Johnson Company, New York, NY, a private asset management firm. Since 2000, he has also been Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets and the Chairman and CEO of the New York Jets Foundation. Mr. Johnson is the Founding Chairman of Lupus Research Alliance, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of lupus. He has served on the President's Export Council and the President's Commission on White House Fellows. Mr. Johnson earned a B.A from the University of Arizona.

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