According to Al Iannazzone of Newsday, the New York Knicks reached an agreement with Scott Perry to be their next general manager.
The New York Knicks front office is finally starting to take shape. Steve Mills will ascend to the president job, and former Sacramento Kings executive Scott Perry will become the general manager.
Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports the Knicks have agreed to terms with the longtime NBA executive.
ESPN reported earlier that the Knicks met with Perry and were in the process of discussing a deal. He seemed like the favorite.
For once, the Knicks appear to have gotten the job done.
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Perry was a big part of turning around the culture in Sacramento this summer with the free agent signings of Zach Randolph, Vince Carter, and George Hill.
This is one of New York’s smarter moves in a long time. The easy play would’ve been to just promote from within, but they didn’t do that. What remains to be seen is how much power he’ll have.
We know Steve Mills is the shot caller as President of Basketball Operations. That’s why David Griffin didn’t want the job. It’s the Knicks, so anything can go wrong.