When the New York Knicks began to court point guard Beno Udrih, it was unlikely they’d be able to convince him to sign. Financially strapped and already possessing a point guard who should play heavy minutes in Raymond Felton, they couldn’t compete with the dollars or potential playing time from opposing bidders.
However, Udrih wasn’t looking for the most cash or the most minutes, rather, a winning team.
That’s why he decided to sign a one year deal with the New York Knicks, according to the Post:
“I just want to be on a winning team,’’ Udrih said. “The last couple of years I was with teams rebuilding. I was trying to bring them a winning mentality and it didn’t happen. Now I’m actually on a team where I can play basketball and help a team win instead of teaching young guys how to win.’’
It’s hard to blame Udrih. After spending the first few years of his career with the San Antonio Spurs (which included winning a ring, though he played sparingly) Udrih has played for the Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic – all relatively terrible teams during his tenure.
Now with the Knicks, Udrih is hopeful to have a taste of winning basketball again.