David Griffin
David Griffin (Marvin Fong / The Plain Dealer)

The New York Knicks needed to fill a recent vacancy in their front office with the team electing to move on from Phil Jackson shortly after the 2017 NBA Draft. General manager Steve Mills is the main decision-maker right now for the team but they still have a void in the president of basketball operations role. Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager was the man that the Knicks had their eye on.

Reportedly after a recent meeting between the two parties, the Knicks were poised to begin negotiations with Griffin to bring him into the fold of their front office. But then something happened in a matter of 12 hours. Apparently, the Knicks weren’t comfortable with Griffin bringing in his own staff to New York and Griffin will continue to wait until the right situation presents itself.

Following comes from Ian Begley, Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

Ex-Cavs GM David Griffin has pulled his name out of the Knicks’ GM and president search after he couldn’t come to agreement on the right role with the franchise, a source told The Undefeated.

Sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Griffin and the Knicks were at odds over Griffin not having full authority on basketball decisions and Griffin preferring to bring in his own staff.

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