NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Knicks have reportedly reached an agreement with Scott Perry, the Sacramento Kings’ vice president of basketball operations for the past three months, for their general manager job.
ESPN reported that the Kings granted permission to Perry to talk to the Knicks, a meeting that happened Thursday in New York. Perry has reached an agreement with the Knicks to become their new GM, according to multiple reports.
Perry will report to Steve Mills, who is expected to be named team president after serving as general manager for the past three seasons.
Sacramento had just hired Perry, 57, in April, after he was fired by the Orlando Magic, for whom he served as assistant general manager for five years. Orlando never made the playoffs while Perry served in the front office.
Perry also has held executive jobs with the Detroit Pistons and Seattle SuperSonics.
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The Knicks parted ways with team president Phil Jackson last month. They initially begun searching for a new president, expressing interest in former Cavaliers general manager David Griffin. But Griffin took himself out of the running, reportedly because the Knicks were unwilling to give him full autonomy on personnel decisions and would not allow him to bring in his own staff.
With the team planning to promote Mills, it had shifted its search to finding his No. 2.