The Knicks May Have Finally Found A GM Ready For His ‘Dream Job’

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After two misfires and a lot of laughing at them, the New York Knicks have finally settled on a front office. The Knicks reportedly will name Steve Mills its permanent team president, while the organization is in talks to bring in Sacramento Kings vice president Scott Perry as the team’s general manager.

ESPN reported on Thursday that Perry was in negotiations to take the Knicks GM job, while earlier reports said Mills will remain the team’s president.

Later Thursday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley reported that Perry was the likely next GM of the Knicks. Woj said the Kings had granted Perry permission to pursue his “dream job” in New York.

Mills essentially took over as president when the Knicks fired Phil Jackson last month, and he’s acted as GM as well, leading the team through the NBA Draft and also free agency. Mills helped the team acquire Tim Hardaway Jr. with a pricy offer sheet that wasn’t matched by the Atlanta Hawks last week.

Mills was also a point of some contention in the Knicks’ search for a new general manager. The team actively pursued former Cleveland Cavaliers GM David Griffin, but the two sides failed to come to an agreement on exactly what role Griffin would have as general manager.

One of the reported issues Griffin had with Mills’ management style was his inability to bring in his own staff, most notably fire Alan Houston. Apparently that’s not an issue with Perry, who will serve under Mills and try to rebuild the Knicks once again.