Carmelo Anthony’s personal trainer leaves Knicks

Jan 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony warms up before the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Idan Ravin, the player developmental coach for the Knicks, as well as the personal trainer for Carmelo Anthony, has decided to leave the organization. According to sources, Ravin parted ways because of “philosophical differences.”

From ESPN,

The Knicks hired Ravin earlier this season to work closely with players on shooting, fitness and general development. Prior to the Knicks, Ravin worked as a personal trainer to some of the top players in the NBA, including Anthony and Chris Paul. He also has worked extensively with Knicks guard J.R. Smith.

It is unclear if the Knicks will fill the vacancy, as his hiring was perceived as a perk for Anthony, who will test free agency this summer, and Smith, who re-signed with the Knicks over the summer.

Ravin’s decision to leave New York could have an impact on Carmelo Anthony’s future with the Knicks. It could be a factor when it comes to his free agency, which he announced will be testing the waters when the season is over.

What do you think now that Ravin left? Leave a comment below.


Topics: Carmelo Anthony, Idan Ravin, NBA, New York Knicks

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