It’s been quite a while since the New York Knicks last were considered a legit contender for an NBA championship.
And while the team has made some nice moves over the past couple of years, one could also argue that they’ve missed plenty of chances to land a star.
With that in mind, the team has decided that they won’t bring GM Scott Perry back once his deal runs out this summer, per Ian Begley.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2023
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as he hasn’t exactly been at the top of the polls in NBA Executive of the Year voting.
Moreover, the timing of this report may not be casual at all.
Just yesterday, on Tuesday afternoon, Bob Myers announced he wasn’t coming back as GM of the Golden State Warriors, immediately becoming the most sought-after executive around the league.
There have been no reports of the Knicks’ interest in Myers, but they would be crazy not to bring him in for an interview now that he’s become available.
Myers was the architect behind the Warriors’ dynasty, even beating the Knicks to hire Steve Kerr, and the rest is history.
The Knicks need an aggressive negotiator who could finally make the most of the city’s status as the basketball mecca and bring back the best talents to the Big Apple.
But even if they fail to strike a deal with Myers, they should rush to find a new decision-maker, so they can get their offseason started in a proper manner and do the moves they desperately need to do.NEXT: Rich Eisen Calls Out Knicks Fans Over Julius Randle Incident