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NBA called non-playoff teams about Chicago training camp; Knicks were busy interviewing coaches

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Leon Rose ain’t got time for your phone calls, NBA!

New York Knicks v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

There have long been rumblings of a second, crappier NBA bubble for loser teams like the New York Knicks to practice and scrimmage against one another. We learned some more information about this Bubble 2 on Thursday — it will take place in Chicago, perhaps in September.

According to ESPN’s Jackie MacMullin, the Knicks weren’t one of the eight teams in a conference call with the league Thursday, because they were busy doing legitimate stuff:

Seven of the eight non-playoff teams participated in a call Thursday with league officials, with the New York Knicks as the lone team without a representative on the call because they were interviewing head-coaching candidates, including Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd and San Antonio Spurs assistant Will Hardy, sources told ESPN.

We already knew the Knicks planned to interview Kidd and Hardy, so that isn’t a surprise. The front office was later briefed by the league, and still want a bit more clarity on the Chicago Bubble Plan, according to Mike Vorkunov.

It doesn’t sound like Leon Rose and company are very excited about the idea of this bubble. Personally, I don’t blame them.