Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek confirmed Friday that team president Phil Jackson was on the court Thursdayworking with the guards Thursday on the triangle offense.
"He had our guards out there, just showing them a couple things that are kind of probably further along in the triangle process than we're at now," said.
Horaceck said Jackson has been doing the sessions on a monthly basis. The Knicks coach added Jackson was teaching things Thursday that probably won't be used in the final weeks of the season, with the 26-39 Knicks 5 1/2 games out of a playoff berth with 17 games to go.
."This is a little more kind of advanced, just so they see it and they have it in the back of their heads," Hornacek said. "It's good to kind of put that out there so when we do get to it at some point, whether it's this year or next year, they'll have seen it at least."
Sasha Vujacic, who played under Jackson with Lakers, said Jackson got his point across.
"Honestly, (it was) amazing. It was a really good session. We were told the right things, we were taught the right way and it felt good," Vujacic said. "...We were just being introduced to some stuff that they didn't know; they did not get introduced to [it] in the beginning of the year. So they just learned about the very basic stuff, how to work together about the spacing and just the very basic things.
"You can take someone trying to teach you something for years, months, whatever, and then you have someone like that that in half an hour explains things that might be a spaceship to other people. So it was amazing. ...A lot of guys were confused so far, so hopefully they got a lot of clarity last night and hopefully it will help."