As editor, I consider Posting and Toasting to be a Pablo Prigioni fan blog that also sometimes touches on news related to Pablo’s former team, the New York Knicks.
The Argentine dandy broke the hearts of Knicks fans around the world last summer when he agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets as a player development coach. We all know what happened next: Pablo single-handedly turned the franchise from a laughingstock with no fan base into a playoff team with no fan base.
Fortunately for us, Pablo will no longer be plying his trade in Brooklyn. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Minnesota is hiring Brooklyn’s player development coach Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, league sources tell ESPN. Prigioni has common Rockets history with Minnesota President Gersson Rosas. He’ll focus on offensive end under coach Ryan Saunders.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 7, 2019
While it still hurts to see Pablo anywhere but back home at MSG, this is a wonderful development for those of us who wanted him out of Brooklyn. Nets coach (and Goodfellas cosplayer) Kenny Atkinson compiled a woeful 48-116 record as a head coach before Pablo lifted him out of mediocrity. D’Angelo Russell was riding a one-way train to Bust City. We Knicks fans have experienced first-hand the kind of gloom that hangs over a franchise after Pablo leaves.
And so we wish you good luck in Minnesota, Pablo. You are the epitome of “Once a Knick, Always a Knick.”