The New York Knicks’ PR team announced that Steve Mills will leave his position with the team
Earlier today, the New York Knicks announced that they are parting ways with Team President Steve Mills. The move comes just two days before the NBA Trade Deadline which is set for February 6th. New York has said that General Manager Scott Perry will remain with the team in his current role while also overseeing the franchise’s basketball operations.
Mills became the Knicks’ President in 2017 after the team parted ways with Phil Jackson. Since becoming the President of the Knicks, New York has posted a 46-164 record coming into this season. New York currently has a record of 15-36, which makes them the 13th ranked team in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings.
In the team’s official statement, it was stated that Mills will be “nominated to the Board of the standalone sports company, following the completion of the proposed spin-off entertainment business, pending all necessary approvals, including by the MSG Board.”
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are planning to target Toronto’s Masai Ujiri as the team’s next president. Woj said, “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.”
At this time, Scott Perry will be in charge of making any team moves before the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday. New York currently has the 4th worst record in the NBA.