Jeff Goodman: Magic and Pelinka here in Memphis scouting Lonzo, Monk and Fox — while no sign of Phil.
Phil Jackson, according to the Orange County Register, is scheduled to attend the unveiling of a Shaq statue in front of the Staples Center. It’s a ceremony in L.A. slated for roughly the same time as two marquee NCAA games in Memphis, with UNC, UCLA and Kentucky all under the same roof for the Sweet 16.
The Knicks will be represented by GM Steve Mills, but newly-appointed Lakers president Magic Johnson, according to the Register, is headed to the games himself — deciding to skip the Shaq ceremony so he can scout UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, UNC’s Justin Jackson and Kentucky duo Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox.
Nets Daily: As reported by @David ‘Dubi’ Pick, Sean Marks took in big Euroleague game tonight in Istanbul. On right, Danko Cvjeticanin, Nets international scout.