ESPN commissioned me to illustrate some exclusive interviews to Phil Jackson, former star coach -now president of the New York Knicks. The interviews were conducted by basketball expert Charley Rosen every month of last season and revolved around building an effective team in one of the Knick´s toughest seasons. Art direction by ESPN creative director Neil Jamieson. 
I tend to illustrate dynamic scenes so it was really fun and challenging to come up with editorial concepts to push the ideas behind the texts a little further. 
Below the final pieces, links to the texts and process. Thanks for taking a look! 
The battle ahead
Taking the long road
Coach Jackson steps in
The trade that shook New York
Everybody is a critic
Turning to the future
Final evaluations
Draft day
A new beginning
The Phil Files - Discarded sketches
A new beginning
The Phil Files - process
Link to interviews and finished pieces here
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