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The Knicks have rehired Steve Mills to be their general manager It’s alright New York Knicks fans, the rehiring that will be taking place won’t have the name Isiah Thomas attached to him. Instead, the Knicks have announced that they will be replacing Glen Grunwald with former president and general managers, Steve Mills. Via ESPN: The New York Knicks on Thursday announced the rehiring of Steve Mills, who served as a key executive with the franchise for 10 years, as president and general manager. Mills replaces Glen Grunwald, who will remain with the organization as an advisor. “I am pleased to be able to welcome Steve back to the Knicks. He is a well-respected sports executive with a strong background in basketball, as well as a familiarity with NBA operations and our company,: Knicks owner James Dolan said in a statement. “We look forward to his leadership and believe he is the right person to help us reach our ultimate goal of winning an NBA championship. “We are grateful for Glen’s many years of valuable service and pleased that he will remain with the organization.” Seth Rosenthal of the Knicks blog Posting and Toasting, brings up an interesting point. Why make the decision to replace your general manager just days before media day and training camp? And worst of all, Mills may indeed have ties with Isiah Thomas. The background on Mills, if you’ve forgotten: Mills was initially hired as Dave Checketts’s right-hand man in 1999, and bounced around the organization (including a stint as Executive VP, a title he’s re-assuming) in the ensuing ten years. After leaving the Knicks following a demotion in 2009, he worked for Magic Johnson Enterprises, the company that recommended Isiah Thomas to Mills (who hired him, of course) in 2003. Sounds like tough days ahead for Knicks fans. The post New York Knicks rehire former GM to replace Glen Grunwald appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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By Charles R. Trimble III
The Knicks open training camp October 1st as the defending Atlantic Division champions for the first time in nearly 20 years. Although he was faced with salary cap restrictions entering the off-season, recently replaced GM, Glen Grunwald was able to be quite creative in assembling this year’s team. Below we take a closer look at the players and what each...
The New York Knicks couldn’t let us just coast into training camp next week, right? Right. In a surprising move, the team announced they are demoting GM Glen Grunwald to “advisor” AKA moving him to a cabin in New Hampshire and promoting team executive Steve Mills in his place. Why oh why and what does this mean?
Speculation is running rampant about the implications of the...
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Joe Caporoso - I don’t see any reason to expect Ray Felton’s numbers to dramatically...
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As we inch closer to the start of training camp, several projections and lists will make their way to the internet and one such list is the top-100 players in the NBA compiled by Sports Illustrated. New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony comes in at No. 10.
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The Knicks @ Nite crew and important Knickswag contributors have thought night and day about who the most important Knick could be. We all have come up with some great insight into this subject, so let’s skip the bloviating and get right to it… Enjoy.
Peter Arturi –
The idea that one player could be more important than the team concept is maddening to me. Assuming Melo picks...
The New York Knicks have signed veteran forward Ike Diogu, who has been out of the NBA for nearly all of the last two seasons.
The team announced the move Friday.
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This Year: Home – January 9th (TNT), February 1st (ESPN), Away – February 27th (TNT), April...
New York Knicks: Free Agency Grades
By Mike Samuels Hoopstuff/Writer
(G) Toure’ Murry (1 year deal worth $490K)
(PG) Chris Smith (2 year deal worth $1.31 million)
(PG) Beno Udrih (1 year deal worth $1.27 million)
(C) Jeremy Tyler (2 year deal worth $1.83 million)
(PF) Kenyon Martin (1 year deal worth $1.40 million)
(F) Metta World...
The Trail Blazers still have not forgiven Raymond Felton.
Felton is now a productive point guard for the Knicks, but two years ago he kind of, sort of, pretty much quit on the Blazers. In Portland unwillingly as a result of three-team trade involving a batch of role players, Felton coasted his way to more than $7.5 million in the 2011-12 season while career lows of 11.4 points per...
Just one year after re-branding and moving the franchise to Brooklyn, the Nets co-host the 2015 All-Star Weekend alongside the New York Knicks. According to ABC, the NBA commissioner David Stern and his counterpart Adam Silver announced the official host of the 2015 All-Star Weekend on Wednesday. The All-Star Game will be held at Madison […]
Back on Wednesday, NBA commissioner David Stern was announcing the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets would be co-hosting the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend at a press conference.
Sadly for David, he had a tiny slip-up by saying that the Nets were based in New York instead of Brooklyn:
To defend Mr. Stern, the Nets did play in New York from 1968-1977.
David Stern says New York...