UPDATE: Feb. 10:36 a.m. — The Knicks are expected to name CAA Agent Leon Rose as their next team president, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Thursday. New York is following the trend of hiring agents in the front office, similar to what the Warriors did with Bob Myers and the Lakers did with Rob Pelinka.
The Knicks plan to make CAA player agent Leon Rose the franchise's next President, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Apparently the deal involves both Rose and World Wide Wes William Wesley, also a super agent. Rose and World Wide Wes have represented some of the top names in basketball, including LeBron James, Chris Paul, Joel Embiid, Devin Booker, Carmelo Anthony and Karl-Anthony Towns. This is clearly a play by the Knicks to try and lure a few superstars to New York to revitalize the franchise. We’ll see if it ultimately pays off. The Knicks already whiffed on Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving this past offseason.
Knicks have begun finalizing plans to bring Rose and William Wesley into potential basketball ops. structure, sources say. https://t.co/YxO3xVtDnL— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 6, 2020
UPDATE: Feb. 4, 1:23 p.m. — The Knicks have made the Mills news official:
The New York Knicks Announce Steve Mills to Leave His Position pic.twitter.com/Bdw37DKuEM— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 4, 2020
UPDATE: Feb. 4, 12:41 p.m. — The Knicks are making a push for Raptors President Masai Ujiri and while that’s the long-term plan, Jim Dolan already has a candidate in mind to replace Mills.
Dolan has already had converations with one possible candidate, sources tell ESPN. The process for a successor is likely moving faster than the time needed to wait on an Ujiri courtship. https://t.co/9oFeARMvFY— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
The New York Knicks and team president Steve Mills have agreed to part ways, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday afternoon.
New York is parting ways with President Steve Mills, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
In another lost season for the Knicks, they’ve shook up the front office. Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, a replacement is currently being looked for by owner James Dolan.
For now, GM Scott Perry is expected to take over as team president until a replacement for Mills is found. That replacement could be Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri, Woj is reporting.
Knicks owner Jim Dolan is targeting Toronto president Masai Ujiri to ultimately oversee New York’s operations, league sources tell ESPN. He is under contract through 2020-2021 in Toronto.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020