NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s official: Steve Mills is the Knicks’ new president and Scott Perry is their new common supervisor.
The Knicks introduced the promotion and rent, which had already been reported by numerous retailers, on Friday afternoon.
Mills takes over as president after serving as GM since 2014. He replaces Phil Jackson, who mutually parted methods with the workforce final month following three dropping seasons. Excluding 4 years, Mills has labored for the Knicks and Madison Sq. Backyard since 1999 in numerous capacities.
“At present marks a tradition change for our group the place we reestablish the delight, work ethic and duty that comes with enjoying for the Knicks and representing New York,” Knicks proprietor James Dolan stated in a information launch. “I’m assured Steve is the proper individual to tackle this position, and make sure that we return to one of many elite groups within the NBA. He’s obtained an formidable plan that facilities on constructing a younger group targeted on participant improvement, communication and teamwork.”
Perry involves the Knicks from the Sacramento Kings, the place he served as vice chairman of basketball operations for the previous three months. Earlier than that, he spent 5 seasons because the assistant common supervisor of the Orlando Magic. He was fired by the Magic in April.
The Knicks and Kings needed to comply with a compensation package deal earlier than New York might rent Perry. That compensation features a second-spherical draft decide in 2019 and money issues, Newsday reported.
Mills’ “determination to deliver Scott on as basic supervisor is a crucial first step in reworking this franchise,” Dolan stated. “Scott brings super talent and expertise in serving to to construct profitable basketball groups. He’ll instantly get to work adjusting our basketball operations division to ensure we now have probably the most efficient entrance workplace staffs within the NBA.”
Perry additionally has held entrance-workplace jobs with the Seattle SuperSonics and Detroit Pistons.
With Perry of their entrance workplace, the Magic failed to succeed in the playoffs over the previous 5 years. However he has been a part of staffs that drafted Kevin Durant, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton and Mario Hezonja.
Dolan stated he doesn’t plan to become involved with the basketball operations.
“Right now is a brand new day for this franchise,” Mills stated within the information launch. “Scott will instantly start to place collectively a basketball…