Monday, 24 February, 2020

'Disappointed' president Steve Mills out in Knicks shake-up

AP source: Knicks fire team President Steve Mills Report: New York Knicks Looking to Emulate Los Angeles Lakers in Unique Fashion
Linda Gilbert | 06 February, 2020, 01:08

General manager Scott Perry will take over control of the basketball operations, with the team announcing that it would begin an immediate search for a new president just two days before the trade deadline.

Under Mills, the results had been unceasingly bad for the Knicks.

Pressure shifted onto Mills after Fizdale was sacked following a 4-18 start to his second season. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN confirmed that Dolan may be looking to hire an agent to fill the role.


"We thank Steve for his many years of service to our organisation and look forward to continuing our relationship with him as part of our board".

But instead the Knicks are headed for a seventh consecutive season with a losing record and no playoff appearance. In six-plus season's as either the team's president or GM, the Knicks were a league-worst 178-365. In addition to a series of off-court blunders that included having beloved former Knick Charles Oakley dragged out of Madison Square Garden by security and publicly feuding with stars Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis before trading them, the Knicks have not made the playoffs since 2013 and are now on pace for their seventh losing season in a row.

Since then, he has overseen the acquisition of superstar LeBron James through free agency as well as the blockbuster trade for Anthony Davis last summer. Agents can interview tomorrow, and there's some out there who feel they can do the job.


Mills' firing is the second major change for the Knicks this season.

Mills, 60, has served as the Knicks' president since July 2017.

Having ended a 10-year stint with the franchise in 2009, Mills re-joined the Knicks in September 2013 as general manager before taking on the role of president four years later. 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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