The general manager search in New York is finally over. After firing Phil Jackson and dropping the ball on signing David Griffin, the Knicks turned their attention to Sacramento Kings vice president of basketball operations Scott Perry and have finally secured him for the next five years.
He will report to Steve Mills (President of basketball operations), with Perry taking over his position as GM.
Considering he was still in Sacramento when the talks took place, the Knicks and Kings agreed to cash considerations and a second round pick as compensation for poaching him.
Perry will have his freedom to do as he pleases and will be the day-to-day voice for the Knicks on the basketball side. Ownder James Dolan didn’t want someone to come in and clean house, which is why Griffin didn’t work out, so Perry was their pick as the two sides agreed to co-exist with each other and Mills.
What does this mean for Carmelo Anthony? Will the Knicks keep him? Is he going to Houston?
We’re not sure what to think of this deal because Griffin was the best possible choice at the moment, to get the franchise back on track and now the Knicks have settled for an executive from — a winning organization — in the Kings. But that’s the Knicks for you.
Keep on knicking.