Knicks’ Rose Considering Keeping GM Perry Beyond Draft

Even as new Knicks president of basketball operations Leon Rose begins to reshape the front office by bringing aboard Brock Aller as a VP of strategy, incumbent general manager Scott Perry is still expected to move forward with running the team’s draft, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA’s calendar isn’t set in stone. Perry’s contract is set to expire on June 30, five days after the June 25 draft. And while the draft may end up being held as scheduled if the NBA is forced to cancel the remainder of its 2019/20 season, resuming the season would almost certainly mean postponing the draft — and pushing back the expiration date on Perry’s deal.

Whenever the draft ends up being held, there’s no guarantee that Perry – who was the team’s general manager in the former regime under former president of basketball operations Steve Mills – will be let go afterward. According to Berman, Rose is considering retaining Perry beyond the expiration of his current contract.

“The impression is Leon will do his due diligence,” a source told Berman.

As for Aller’s role, sources tell Berman he’ll likely look to rework and perhaps streamline the Knicks’ “massive” scouting/basketball operations department. The club has already parted ways with consultant David Blatt and figures to make more changes in the coming weeks or months.

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4 thoughts on “Knicks’ Rose Considering Keeping GM Perry Beyond Draft

  1. Rose is not a primary evaluator himself, so he’ll need to hire someone with that ability to lean on, who will be right below him in the hierarchy (without a team of rivals around him). He may have little choice but to keep Perry around in that role through the draft, but keeping Perry (and his guys) around (in any capacity) longer term would be a mistake, and a typical Knick mistake that is bound to have a typical Knick result. Stream lining the FO has to involve eliminating agendas, not just bodies.

  2. Steady

    Voice of someone who knows a thing or 2. Tapscott sabotaged the NYK with his own agenda drafting Frederic Weiss. It ruined the man and in return Ernie gave him a soft landing in DC. Phil let it be known that he was undermined by Mills, an MSG survivalist. Now Perry is part of the remaining fabric with an agenda. So anyone who never laced it up at MSG should be gone for Leon & WWWes to have a chance. One must know the corporate politricks to survive MSG. Dolan inherited this. As Tracy Morgan said, Dolan don’t dribble”.

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