BREAKING: KNICKS FIRE GM GLEN GRUNWALD, HIRE STEVE MILLS

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In what is a stunning move to say the least, Glen Grunwald has been relieved of his duties as the General Manager as the Knicks. Grunwald, who became the team’s GM after Donnie Walsh resigned in 2011, did a very solid job of building around Carmelo Anthony despite having little cap room to work with. He will remain with the team as an advisor.

Former MSG President Steve Mills will replace Grunwald and become the President and General Manager of the Knicks. Mills is an experienced executive who has worked for both MSG and the League Office. 

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I am pleased to be able to welcome Steve back to the Knicks. 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.” 

 — James Dolan

It remains to be seen what Mills will do with the roster, and what this means for the job security of coach Mike Woodson (who was very close with Grunwald). 

According to ESPN, Former Knick and current Assistant GM Allan Houston will have a bigger role with the team: “Mills is a top-notch executive with solid connections around the league, but he is not known as a talent evaluator. It’s fair to assume that Houston, a longtime Knicks player with close ties to team owner and MSG chairman James Dolan, will play a bigger role in talent evaluation and personnel decisions.”

 

I’m not sure if I agree with the move, especially given the timing (training camp is a few days away, and the season starts in a month). I guess we have to wait and see what Mills (and Houston) do with the team.

-Tommy Rothman

 

 

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