Knicks May Target Elton Brand As GM

Ross Houston
April 5, 2020

It sure looks like owner James Dolan and the New York Knicks are casting a wide net in their search for a new general manager.

According to Stefan Bondy of The New York Daily News, Knicks president Leon Rose would take his chances on nabbing Brand, who is now the GM of the Philadelphia 76ers, as he wanted to see if the 41-year-old "was dismissed after the playoffs".

However, Brand is under contract with the 76ers next season and the Knicks would need to compensate Philadelphia in order to bring him in beforehand. The source said Rose wanted to see if Brand was dismissed after the playoffs.

It may be downtime for some teams, given the National Basketball Association suspended its season indefinitely, but the Knicks are in need of some personnel, given the current rebuilding state they're in.

Brand is mostly responsible for shaping the Sixers to becoming the Playoff contenders that they have been over the last years. Brand's notable moves include the acquisitions of Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler along with the free-agent signing of Al Horford.

Scott Perry now serves as the Knicks' general manager.

The report mentions new team president Leon Rose, who has local ties, targeting Brand who is under contract with the 76ers through next season.

Sources tell Bondy that Rose also has interest in hiring Cavaliers capologist Brock Aller for a spot in the front office.

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