Knicks plan to make agent Leon Rose next president
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Feb 07, 2020,
Feb 07, 2020, 0:36
"We thank Steve for his many years of service to our organization and look forward to continuing our relationship with him as part of our board".
And Rose wasn't the only player agent under consideration in NY, where the Knicks now sit at just 15-36 heading into Thursday's game against the Orlando Magic. In the meantime, general manager Scott Perry will run day-to-day basketball operations.
The Knicks said it was anticipated that Mills would be nominated to the board of Madison Square Garden's stand-alone sports company.
"It has been a great honor to represent the Knicks", Mills said in a statement.
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But in doing so, officials emphasized that no restrictions on worldwide travel or trade were necessary at that time. Basketball games at Miami University in OH were postponed after two students reportedly showed possible symptoms.
It remains to be seen whether or not Rose will be able to turn the Knicks' fortunes around although fans are pretty optimistic.
They fired coach David Fizdale after just 22 games. The team's failure to sign a superstar was compounded by last season's trade of Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, which netted the Knicks very little in return for a player who had been the franchise cornerstone. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN confirmed that Dolan may be looking to hire an agent to fill the role. However, before that, they were both star National Basketball Association agents.
Randle signed a three-year deal with the Knicks this past summer in free agency. In October, Durant said in a radio interview, "The cool thing now is not the Knicks".
Mills, 60, has served as the Knicks' president since July 2017. 'I am not selling, but I am determined to find the right leader of the Knicks who will ensure the long-term success of the team, just as we did with the hiring of Rangers President John Davidson'.
Mills has held a number of titles at Madison Square Garden since 1999, where he came after spending 16 years at the National Basketball Association.