It’s been a rough season for the New York Knicks, right now the hold the 13th seed with 15-36 record and a couple of months ago they fired their head coach David Fizdale. On Tuesday they decided to fire their team president Steve Mills.
The New York Knicks Announce Steve Mills to Leave His Position pic.twitter.com/Bdw37DKuEM
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 4, 2020
The Knicks will begin immediately to search for a new president but in the meantime, General Manager Scott Perry will oversee the team’s basketball operations. According to Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN, the Knicks are targeting Toronto Raptors team president Masai Ujiri to replace Mills.
Knicks owner Jim Dolan is targeting Toronto president Masai Ujiri to ultimately oversee New York’s operations, league sources tell ESPN. He is under contract through 2020-2021 in Toronto.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 4, 2020
Mills joined the Knicks organization in 2013 as the General Manager and in 2017 he became the Team President after the team fired Phil Jackson. In the Knicks statement, Mills reflected on his time with the Knicks and thank the organization for the opportunity.
“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 the players for their hard work during my tenure. I will always be a Knicks fan.”