The New York Knicks will not be bringing back Scott Perry as general manager after his contract expires this summer, as first reported by Steve Popper of Newsday on Tuesday night.
The 59-year-old joined the Knicks in 2017 and helped redefine a franchise that had been mired in dysfunction for the majority of the 21st century under the previous unsuccessful regimes paraded throughout Madison Square Garden by owner James Dolan.
After winning an average of 22 games over his first three seasons as GM — including a 2019-20 season in which he stepped in as interim president of basketball operations following Steve Mills’ firing — Perry saw the Knicks make the playoffs in 2020-21 for the first time in eight years.
Much of that is credited to the arrival of Leon Rose as president of basketball operations, the hiring of Tom Thibodeau, and the emergence of Julius Randle as an All-Star.
While his influence was believed to be limited upon Rose’s introduction and the ensuing addition of executive vice president William Wesley, Perry still played a role in signing Randle, drafting RJ Barrett, and bringing on Jalen Brunson prior to the 2022-23 season.
The Knicks won 47 games this year — their most since 2012-13 — and won their first playoff series in a decade when they disposed of the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games. They fell to the Miami Heat in the second round.
There has been no word as of yet on who will take over the GM role in New York, but initial rumblings have suggested that former Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers could be an option.