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Knicks exec is as tough as his team

By speaking up, John Gabriel seeks to inspire others who have Parkinson's

Updated: December 20, 2012, 8:44 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Maybe the New York Knicks had already guessed that something was amiss, that their director of pro scouting and free agency, John Gabriel, was not quite the same man they hired in 2008. Maybe they had noticed a twitch or a tremor, or had taken a quick mental snapshot of an otherwise vibrant 50-something executive traveling cautiously down a flight of stairs.

Gabriel's oldest brother, Pat, and his childhood friend and former colleague with the Orlando Magic, Tom Sterner, had long ...

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