Knicks rumors: Walt Perrin of Jazz is hired as GM assistant under Leon Rose
After years of defeat, the New York Knicks continue to renovate their front office.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Knicks complete the hiring of Utah’s Vice President Jazz Walt Perrin as deputy general manager under Scott Perry in the change of the front office under the new team president Leon Rose.
“Perrin is a respected executive who has worked in the jazz organization for 19 years,” Charania writes.
After expecting great success in the independent agency last summer and having achieved great success, this was an issue of change for the 2019-20 season for the Knicks, who had fired head coach David Fizdale and team president Steve Mills. Then the team got off to a slow start. When Rose was hired, many thought that general manager Scott Perry’s job could also be at risk, but he was granted a one-year extension to stay at the club during the NBA 2020-21 season.