From Stefan Bondy:
As Leon Rose prepares for his imminent takeover, Garden constant Allan Houston has emerged as a candidate for a front office promotion, a league source told the Daily News.
The former All-Star, 48, is currently the GM of the G-League affiliate in Westchester and has been a Knicks executive since 2008, surviving multiple regime changes while being groomed for a larger role. He also served as the Knicks assistant GM before and during Phil Jackson’s tenure.
While Houston’s future with the organization seems safe, the rest of the front office is mostly in flux. According to a source, the Knicks hoped to hire Grizzlies executive Rich Cho but that’s now off the table. Word is Cho is happy in Memphis, where he serves as the vice president of basketball strategy for a franchise on the rise that features Ja Morant.
The 54-year-old Cho has been an NBA executive for two decades and served as GM of both the Bobcats and Trailblazers.
Good to know that the good candidates are already turning the Knicks down!
But hey, Allan Houston has been a big part of the Knicks success over the past 12 years, so it makes sense to promote from within with him. Hey, remember when he hit that big shot in 1999?