NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Knicks are reportedly planning to call Steve Mills group president and shift their search to discovering his No. 2.
Citing sources accustomed to the entrance-workplace search, the New York Submit reported Tuesday morning that no negotiations have begun between the Knicks and Mills, however proprietor James Dolan is shifting ahead with a plan to advertise the overall supervisor.
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Mills has labored for the Knicks and Madison Sq. Backyard in numerous capacities for all however 4 years since 1999. He was employed as group president earlier than the 2013-14 season however was moved to GM 5 months later when the Knicks employed Phil Jackson. The group and Jackson parted methods final month after three dropping seasons.
The Knicks initially expressed curiosity in hiring former Cavaliers basic supervisor David Griffin as president. However Griffin took himself out of the operating, reportedly as a result of the Knicks have been unwilling to offer him full autonomy on personnel selections and wouldn’t permit him to usher in his personal employees.
Mills has been operating the Knicks’ basketball operations since Jackson’s departure. He has made one vital free agent signing this summer time, including restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. — whom the Knicks drafted in 2013 and traded to Atlanta two years later — for 4 years, $seventy one million.
Mills didn’t attend Hardaway’s introductory information convention Monday as a result of, in accordance with the Submit, he didn’t have solutions concerning the make-up of the entrance workplace.
One risk to switch Mills as basic supervisor is former Knicks All-Star Allan Houston, who’s at present the group’s assistant basic supervisor and runs the G League Westchester Knicks.