New York Knicks Looking to Emulate Los Angeles Lakers in Unique Fashion

Ross Houston
February 5, 2020

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and others, the Knicks have finally fired President Steve Mills.

Mills has been a constant with the Knicks over the years, having been with the Madison Square Garden Company starting in 2003.

Whether Mills knew about his status is immaterial, as he carried on trying to salvage what was left of the season as a lengthy rebuild was occurring - the very thing many believed the New York Knicks would never do to give themselves the best chance to improve.

General manager Scott Perry will take over control of the basketball operations, the person said, speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.


This would follow a trend for the Knicks, who were known to be swayed by the agency when Carmelo Anthony (represented by CAA's Leon Rose) was the star player for the team.

Wojnarowski adds that Ujiri has always been Dolan's dream candidate to run the Knicks, but two things complicate that possibility.

Durant told Yahoo during the summer that he had never considered signing with the Knicks, a once unthinkable admission for a superstar free agent in his prime. The case was settled the next year for $11.5 million.

Mills was the Knicks' general manager from 2013-17 before being elevated to president after Jackson's departure.


Whoever replaces Mills has another key offseason approaching.

While Knicks fans may want owner James Dolan to try and pry Masai Ujiri away from the Toronto Raptors, Dolan may be thinking of going in a different direction. Among the critical decisions awaiting the team are the hiring of a new coach, what to do with the team's cap space and whom to draft without any consensus No. 1 picks like Zion Williamson emerging yet.

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