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Report: Knicks to hire super agent Leon Rose as next team president

New York had been going after Toronto’s Masai Ujiri, but that would have been a long shot.

New York Knicks owner James Dolan watches during the fourth quarter between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

UPDATE: Feb. 4, 1:23 p.m. — The Knicks have made the Mills news official:

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.

The New York Knicks and team president Steve Mills have agreed to part ways, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Tuesday afternoon.

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.