New York Knicks Part Ways with Steve Mills, Dolan Eying Masai Ujiri
A couple of months after parting ways with head coach David Fizdale, the New York Knicks have fired team president Steve Mills on Tuesday.
Scott Perry will take over basketball operations until the Knicks find Suitable replacement for Mills. Mills originally returned to the Knicks in 2013 after a four year hiatus and worked alongside Phil Jackson. Following Jackson’s dismissal in 2017, Mills was elevated to the role of president.
Knicks owner Jim Dolan is targeting Toronto president Masai Ujiri to ultimately oversee New York’s operations, league sources tell ESPN. He is under contract through 2020-2021 in Toronto.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri has previously been linked to the Knicks and is once again atop team owner James Dolan’s list of preferred candidates. According to various reports, Dolan’s wish may be a little too far fetched as Ujiri remains under contract through next season and the Knicks are allegedly hoping to fill the role sooner rather than later.
In what has been yet another lost season, the Knicks are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference at 15-36. Meanwhile, the reigning champion Raptors are in the midst of an 11 game win-streak under the leadership of Ujiri.