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Knicks’ hopes of landing Donovan Mitchell could hinge on assistant

Knicks' hopes of landing Donovan Mitchell could hinge on assistant

Late in the night on Feb. 7, after the Jazz had rolled over the Knicks in Salt Lake City, Knicks assistant Johnnie Bryant and Donovan Mitchell huddled briefly in a hallway.

Bryant cut the meeting short. “Got to see my former boss,” Bryant said, referring to Jazz head coach Quin Snyder. Off went Bryant. They will see each other again Sunday night at the Garden when Mitchell makes his lone visit of the season with the Jazz.

Of the assistant coaches senior adviser William Wesley added to the Knicks’ staff, Bryant is the only one standing. Mike Woodson left for his alma mater, Indiana, during last season. Payne officially left Friday for his alma mater, Louisville, where Mitchell played.

According to a source, Bryant is a key figure in the Knicks’ long-term hopes of Mitchell tiring of playing in one of the NBA’s most obscure markets in Salt Lake City.

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