New York — The New York Knicks’ decision to demote general manager Glen Grunwald caught many around the NBA by surprise. Rick Kaplan, Marcus Camby’s agent, was particularly taken aback. He called Knicks owner James Dolan’s decision to demote Grunwald “absurd” and “cruel” and referred to the Knicks as a “toxic” atmosphere.Kaplan described Grunwald as “straightforward, honest and extremely loyal.” Grunwald traded Camby, Kaplan’s client, over the summer in a trade that netted the Knicks Andrea Bargnani.
Here is the only basketball player of consequence Steve Mills, the new president and general manager of the Knicks, has ever signed: Isiah Thomas. Mills, formerly president of MSG Sports, once thought Isiah was the most qualified person to hold the same job James L. Dolan handed Mills on Thursday.
In a stunning move, the Knicks have replaced Glen Grunwald as the team’s president and general manager with Steve Mills, the former Garden president who was fired two years ago following a falling out with upper management.
The Knicks announced that former Madison Square Garden president Steve Mills will replace Glen Grunwald as executive vice president and general manager. Grunwald will remain with the organization as "an advisor," according to a statement released by the team.
Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, and the host Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever for a 1-0 lead in the W.N.B.A.’s Eastern Conference finals.
Steve Mills, a former high-level executive at Madison Square Garden before departing in 2009, will replace Glen Grunwald, who will remain as an adviser.