According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the New York Knicks plan to bring back Clarence Gaines Jr. as a scout.The New York Knicks are keeping the man who talked Phil Jackson into drafting Kristaps Porzingis – Clarence Gaines Jr.
Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports that Gaines will remain with the team’s front office as a scout.
Clarence Gaines Jr. will remain with the Knicks' front office as a scout, league sources tell ESPN: https://t.co/TaPC3CHAG0
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) August 8, 2017
Gaines was Jackson’s right-hand man and held the title of Vice President of Player Personnel during the Zen Master’s controversial reign.
With the new regime in place, it appears that Gaines has understandably experienced a demotion. Not that it matters because just having a smart basketball mind like his is enough.
New York added Fred Cofield to the scouting staff too. Cofield played two seasons in the NBA. One with the Knicks and one with the Chicago Bulls of the ’80s.
General manager Scott Perry announced the formal hirings of assistant general manager Gerald Madkins, vice president Craig Robinson; and Perry’s former Orlando Magic colleagues Harold Ellis and Michael Arcieri.
After all that was made about Steve Mills being the one in charge it seems like Scott Perry has been able to assemble the exact staff he wanted.