Rich Paul Seemingly Responds To Reports of Knicks Hiring Top Agent For Front Office Position
The New York Knicks are cleaning house as of Tuesday (Feb. 4th. The NBA organization parted ways with Steve Mills, who was the active team President of basketball operations for six years, according to reports.
Since Mills rejoined the Knicks in 2013. The now-former President released a statement following his firing on Tuesday.
“It has been a great honor to represent the Knicks. I will always be grateful to Jim for giving me the chance to represent this franchise and I’m disappointed we were unable to achieve success for New York. I would like to thank the staff and players for their hard work during my tenure. I will always be a Knicks fan.”
Team owner James Dolan also released a statement on the team’s decision to part ways with Mills.
“Steve and I have come to the decision that it would be best for him to leave his role as president of the New York Knicks. We thank Steve for his many years of service to our organization and look forward to continuing our relationship with him as part of our board.”
At the moment, Mills will reportedly be replaced by General Manager Scott Perry.
Dolan has also reportedly considered hiring a top agent for the coveted position, taking notes from the Golden State Warriors and L.A. Lakers.
Rich Paul, a top-level agent who has worked with some of the NBA’s top talent such as LeBron James, Anthony Davis, John Wall, and Ben Simmons shared a cryptic tweet Tuesday afternoon sparking rumors of interest with the Knicks.
Paul’s seemingly random tweet comes as a surprise as the popular sports agent has had little to say on the social media platform in over seven years.
In an recent interview last year, Paul touched on what he tells his clients who he’s helps sign multi-million contracts,
”You can’t take any shortcuts in life, period.”
The Knicks are 15-36 so far tis season, which is the third-worst mark in the Eastern Conference.
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