When New York parted ways with Steve Mills, talks of whether Ujiri would bolt the Raptors for the Knicks resurfaced once again. "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".
The Knicks are 15-36 this season, Mills' third in charge after replacing Phil Jackson.
General manager Scott Perry will oversee the Knicks' basketball operations on an interim basis, according to the team. In addition to a series of off-court blunders that included having beloved former Knick Charles Oakley dragged out of Madison Square Garden by security and publicly feuding with stars Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis before trading them, the Knicks have not made the playoffs since 2013 and are now on pace for their seventh losing season in a row.
He said: "I will always be grateful to Jim for giving me the chance to represent this franchise and I'm disappointed we were unable to achieve success for NY". "I will always be grateful to Jim for giving me the chance to represent this franchise and I'm disappointed we were unable to achieve success for NY". He added: "I will always be a Knicks fan".
Is two days before the trade deadline the right time to fire your president and chief decision maker? They fired coach David Fizdale after just 22 games.
Over the a year ago, Mills has overseen the trade of star forward Kristaps Porzingis and a disappointing off-season after the Knicks struck out on a star-studded free agency class. Recent draft picks, like Kevin Knox, Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson, haven't yet shown that they can have long careers in the National Basketball Association.
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As long as you can make the next step, you are in the right place and we just have to make sure that they do them as well.
This season took a particularly odd turn in early November after a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
There is a rhythm to the tumult at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks promoted Mills to being the franchise's president in 2017.
The GM doesn't have a guaranteed contract for next season, so he's likely toast whenever a new president comes aboard.
James Dolan is targeting Masai Ujiri to ultimately run the Knicks.