Knicks Hire New GM & Team President, Steve Mills
The New York Knicks are in win-now mode, and are desperate to compete for a championship, but because of salary cap restrictions, the team that was bounced in the second round of the playoffs last year did not make many huge changes. No big changes on the court at least.
Glen Grunwald will no longer be the GM of the franchise, as the Knicks have re-hired Steve Mills as the President and GM of the team. James Dolans released a boilerplate statement thanking Grunwald and welcoming in Mills.
“I am pleased to be able to welcome Steve back to the Knicks,” James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company, said in a released statement. “He is a well-respected sports executive with a strong background in basketball, as well as a familiarity with NBA operations and our company. We look forward to his leadership and believe he is the right person to help us reach our ultimate goal of winning an NBA Championship. We are grateful for Glen’s many years of valuable service and pleased that he will remain with the organization.”
Steve Mills is the former COO of Madison Square Garden, and the man responsible for hiring Isiah Thomas. I can see the team wanting to make a move, and shake things up, but this seems like a lateral move. If Carmelo Anthony and New York don't make it deep in this year's playoffs it will be interesting to see how the new GM responds. Melo himself has admitted that the team needs to win now.