As Steve Mills continues to work out a trade for Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks’ general manager has found the person to help him with personnel decisions.
Longtime NBA executive Scott Perry has reached an agreement with the Knicks to become their new general manager, a league source confirmed.
The Knicks met with Perry Thursday after requesting and receiving permission from the Sacramento Kings to interview him for their front-office vacancy created when they parted ways with Phil Jackson last month.
Perry will work under Mills, who is expected to be elevated from general manager to Knicks president. Mills has been running the Knicks’ basketball department since Jackson was let go.
Perry, a well-respected and connected NBA executive, was hired by the Kings to be their executive vice president less than three months ago.
It’s unclear at this point what kind of compensation the Kings will want to allow Perry to get out of his contract. USA Today reported that the Kings were seeking cash and not necessarily draft picks. Those details were still being worked out.
A good talent evaluator, Perry, 53, has received praise for what many considered a very good…
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