This is breaking news. Reportedly, Glen Grunwald is being replaced as the New York Knicks shake up their front office. There is very little information on this right now but stay tuned to Knicks 101 for updates as we learn exactly what the changes will be.
Glen Grunwald has done a very nice job after taking over for Donnie Walsh. In these last two off-seasons he's been able to do a lot with very little. Last season he build a veteran-laden roster that earned the New York Knicks the second seed in the Eastern Conference.
This off-season he brought back J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin and Pablo Prigioni, traded for Andrea Bargnani, signed veterans Beno Udrih and Metta World Peace and laid the path towards the future by drafting Tim Hardaway Jr. and signing C.J. Leslie and Jeremy Tyler.
He did all that with just the veteran's minimum and the mini mid-level exception at his disposal. To say he's done a wonderful job is a gross understatement. That's why news of a shake up in the front office concerning Grunwald is a huge surprise!
My guess is Grunwald goes the Donnie route. Take a consulting check then take a hike. #Knicks— Tommy Dee (@_TommyDee_) September 26, 2013
"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,: Knicks owner James Dolan said in a statement. "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."
One thing's likely talking to insiders: Was Dolan's call. Over the summer, some internal debate over roster personnel. I'm still surprised.My belief, as well as talking to some insiders, Allan Houston is grooming to be the next GM anyway. He's well-respected around the league.In the short term, arguably Steve Mills' key objective is keeping Carmelo Anthony around after this season.
#KnicksSteve Mills had been a strong candidate to become the NBPA director.
Grunwald's reassignment may negatively impact coach Mike Woodson, who is under contract for this season with a team option for next year. He and Grunwald are close friends, having played college basketball together, alongside Thomas, at Indiana.
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