Knicks fire president Steve Mills and have already begun interviewing replacements

Ross Houston
February 4, 2020

The New York Knicks have fired team president Steve Mills, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

General manager Scott Perry will take over basketball operations. Marc Stein of The New York Times offered a flawless analogy for the Knicks newfound optimism of actually getting the Raptors president to leave Toronto this time.

Ujiri has been incredibly successful in Toronto and has continually tormented Dolan and the Knicks in trades and signings. Fizdale was 21-83 in less than two seasons as Knicks coach.

Mills was named the executive vice president and general manager of the Knicks in September of 2013.

Maybe they can throw so much money at Ujiri to make this happen, but the Raptors surely will demand a lot in return for him since his contract has another year on it. Ujiri remains James Dolan's white whale, and, well, that pursuit usually ends poorly. Last season's record of 17-65 matched their worst in franchise history.

The Knicks are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings on a 24-win pace.

Mills and Perry came under fire last summer for failing to bring high-profile free agents to NY despite trading Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks months earlier to open a second max contract slot.

Over the a year ago, Mills has overseen the trade of star forward Kristaps Porzingis and a disappointing off-season after the Knicks struck out on a star-studded free agency class. Before being promoted to president, Mills had also served as the team's GM since March 18, 2014.

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