Knicks Hire Steve Mills To Replace Grunwald

September 26 2013 at 11:10am CDT By Luke Adams

11:10am: The Knicks have officially announced the front office shake-up, naming Mills as the team's new president and general manager. Grunwald remains on board as an advisor, according to the release.

Mills' return to the Knicks comes as even more a surprise because he had long been considered the favorite to replace Billy Hunter as the executive director of the NBPA, according to multiple reports.

11:01am: Former MSG president and CEO Steve Mills is expected to return to the Knicks organization in the very near future, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Stein and Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com report that the Knicks will soon announce Mills has been hired to replace current GM Glen Grunwald.

While a number of reports, including ESPN's, are suggesting that Grunwald is "out" as general manager, the team's motives are unclear, and it's not yet known whether he'll be re-assigned to another position or let go, tweets Al Iannazzone of Newsday.

Grunwald became the Knicks' interim general manager in June 2011, and was eventually hired on a permanent basis in April 2012. While he wasn't running basketball operations when the team signed Amar'e Stoudemire or acquired Carmelo Anthony, he has overseen many notable moves since then, such as the additions of Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith, and the decision to let Jeremy Lin walk.

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7 thoughts on “Knicks Hire Steve Mills To Replace Grunwald

  1. Smfh James dolan dumbass strikes again. Grunwald and Walsh were best GM ‘s we had in years and were forced out for knowing basketball

    1. Walsh was he wanted to trade for Paul but Dolan didn’t want to wait because Melo was ready for a trade to the Nets if the Knicks didn’t step up the offer. Melo got the built in excuse of i have no one on the team Dolan got his “star” and Knick fans got nothing but aggrevation because Melo was selfish and didn’t want Paul on his team

  2. THIS….is why the Knicks will NEVER win a dayum thing!!! Jimmy FN Dolan is a clueless POS! Like grannyI uused to say, “treat ppl right, bc…GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY

  3. I REALLY REALLY REALLY didnt like Grunwald… But who knows he was probably just Dolan’s pawn… So I doubt the retarded decision making will come to an end

  4. I would have liked to see what Donnie Walsh had planned. Instead Dolan overstepped again and scrapped all of Walsh’s hard work to sign Carmelo Anthony and in the process alienated and lost a good GM. Now the franchise is losing momentum and tying up money on scrubs…. again!

    Oh well… I don’t know who Steve Mills is, but he can’t be as bad as Isiah Thomas, can he? Silver linings…

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