Bill Burgos Rumors
Isaac, a deeply religious person who often speaks openly about his faith, said the time away from games has been good for his brain and body. Through vigorous work in the weight room with Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Bill Burgos, he’s added 11 pounds to bulk up to 222 pounds. And rather than allow the time away to bother him mentally, Isaac said it’s been a good refresher that stoked his hunger for basketball. “I feel like it’s been a blessing being out and being able to slow down,’’ said Isaac, who recently gave a sermon about his faith at a local Orlando church. “Being a rookie, you take so much onto you when you’re playing so much, and you are trying to handle life outside of basketball. But being able to slow down and really focus on my life outside of basketball and my body … has been great.’’
The Knicks are also reshuffling the medical staff, as strength and conditioning coach Bill Burgos has returned to the Orlando Magic after spending the last two seasons in New York. Burgos departed because of family reasons, and was not being singled out for the Knicks’ injury problems last season. The Knicks lost a total of 254 player games to injuries last year. Only the Minnesota Timberwolves (341) had more. The Wizards were third with 221.
The Orlando Magic have hired Bill Burgos as their new strength and conditioning coach, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Burgos spent the last two seasons as the New York Knicks’ strength and conditioning coach.