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Westchester Knicks Announce 2020-21 Coaching Staff and Basketball Operations Additions

By Westchester Knicks Staff /January 19, 2021

WHITE PLAINS, NY – January 19, 2021 – The Westchester Knicks, the official NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks, announced the hiring of Jaren Jackson Sr. as an assistant coach and the promotion of Ryan Borges to Assistant General Manager.

Jackson Sr. joins second-year head coach Derrick Alston’s ranks with a 13-year professional playing career under his belt and 18 years’ worth of coaching experience.

His professional career spanned from 1989-2002, highlighted by a 1998-99 NBA World Championship won with the San Antonio Spurs under esteemed head coach, Gregg Popovich. Jackson Sr. has also played on eight other NBA teams, four Continental Basketball Association (CBA) teams, a World Basketball League (WBL) team, and a European Basketball League (FIBA-France) team.

A former Georgetown letterwinner, Jackson Sr.’s coaching resume commences at his alma mater, includes head coaching stints in the CBA, NBLC and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League (2008-10) and opportunities at the NBPA Top 100 Camp and NBA Assistant Coaches Program. For the last five years, Jackson Sr. has been an on-air talent serving as the Mad Ants’ Color Analyst.

Borges was elevated to Assistant General Manager of the Westchester Knicks-the first position of its kind. Having been with The Madison Square Garden Company since 2014, Borges’ journey in the Mecca started as the New York Knicks Basketball Operations Student Associate prior to ascension as the Westchester Knicks Manager of Basketball Operations.

As Manager, Borges has been an integral part of Westchester’s scouting, trading acquisitions, and logistical needs, including travel, of coaching staff, front office and players. Serving as the main conduit between basketball and business operations, Borges has been instrumental in the managing of housing and lodging of the players and visiting teams on their organization’s behalf, and off-court player development.

Westchester returns Allen Deep as Assistant Coach, Yen Pham as Athletic Trainer and Mike Atkinson as Strength and Conditioning Coach and adds Joel Garcia as Video Coordinator.

For its seventh season, the Knicks will be one of 17 NBA G League teams to participate at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando beginning next month.