/Knicks promote Mills to president, hire Perry as GM

Knicks promote Mills to president, hire Perry as GM


AP

Published 5:58 p.m. ET July 14, 2017 | Updated 9:25 p.m. ET July 14, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Perry is with his third NBA franchise in three months, and is inheriting a massive challenge in New York.

Perry’s hiring as the Knicks’ general manager was announced Friday, along with Steve Mills’ promotion to another stint as president of the team. It’s all part of the upheaval for the Knicks created by the departure of former president Phil Jackson after three miserable seasons, and completes a whirlwind three months for Perry.

He was fired from his assistant GM role by Orlando in April, then hired as executive vice president in Sacramento, and now is off to New York. The Knicks technically traded for Perry, sending the Kings a future second-round pick and cash considerations.

“I will work tirelessly to develop a culture that demands results, commitment and pride from everyone fortunate enough to be associated with our team — from our staff to our players,” Perry said in a statement released by the Knicks. “Nothing comes close to Madison Square Garden for basketball and it is our right and responsibility to showcase that tradition of excellence, day…

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