phil jackson may have taken a nap while a draft prospect worked out for the New York Knicks recently. The amusing anecdote came from a player who was speaking with ESPN basketball analyst Jay Williams. It also continues to shine a negative light on the tenure that Jackson has had as Knicks team president. Is it time for the New York Knicks to just fire Phil Jackson and move in a different direction as a franchise?

"A top-15 draft pick told me the other day because we were involved in this conversation about Phil Jackson and the Knicks, and he said, 'Phil Jackson was falling in and out of sleep during my workout."

Who's workout did Phil Jackson sleep through?

While Jay Williams wouldn't tell the media the name of the 2017 NBA draft prospect who Jackson disrespected, he did state that it was a top-15 guy.

This means that someone is about to get taken early in the first-round of the NBA Draft and immediately have a chip on his shoulder in regard to the Knicks. For a franchise that has struggled to even be relevant in the Eastern Conference, that's just another piece of bad news.

This shows a continued lack of respect that #Phil Jackson is showing to players on the current roster or who might have wanted to play for the Knicks. It is no secret that Jackson and All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony haven't been on the same page in a while. This latest piece of news may not surprise Knicks fans. Will it eventually lead to Jackson dealing away stars like Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis to completely rebuild the franchise?

Good news on the horizon for New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks possess the No. 8 overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft, so despite more bad news coming out due to Phil Jackson, the franchise might have something positive to share with fans very soon. The draft takes place on Thursday night (June 22). There have been a number of NBA rumors about the Knicks possibly dealing players to get picks, but nothing has solidified just yet.

Will the Knicks draft someone like Josh Jackson out of Kansas and make an immediate splash?

There are going to be a lot of questions about the New York Knicks as the NBA offseason really gets started, beginning and ending with whether or not Carmelo Anthony will remain on the roster. Every NBA analyst has an opinion on the situation, but the news on Friday (June 23) is going to continue to be negative about Phil Jackson after he took a nap at the most inopportune of times.