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Knicks Fire Steve Mills

Knicks Fire Steve Mills”

The New York Knicks have fired Steve Mills as team president.

New York Knicks fans have something to smile about today, and it has nothing to do with the team's red hot two-game winning streak. "We thank Steve for his many years of service to our organization and look forward to continuing our relationship with him as part of our board". They were 17-65 last season, tying the worst record in franchise history, but believed a big summer could lead to a quick improvement.

General manager Scott Perry will take over his role in the interim, per several reports.

The Knicks haven't been a model franchise for quite awhile now, and Mills' tenure followed that trend, but he did learn how to navigate the waters of Madison Square Garden and Dolan, a task that isn't easy.

"It has been a great honor to represent the Knicks", Mills said in a statement.

The dramatic move comes less than two days before the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Knicks are considering CAA agent Austin Brown for their open team president position. Before being promoted to president, Mills had also served as the team's GM since March 18, 2014. About six weeks later, Dolan told ESPN Radio, "I can tell you from what we've heard, we're going to have a very successful offseason when it comes to free agents". Fizdale was 21-83 in less than two seasons as Knicks coach. The Knicks, on the other hand, have not reached the postseason in five years. Since Mills became president in June 2017, the Knicks have gone 61-154.

This season took a particularly unusual turn in early November after a blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Mills has held a number of titles at Madison Square Garden since 1999, where he came after spending 16 years at the National Basketball Association.

Mills initially joined the Knicks in 2003 before leaving in 2009.

Head coach David Fizdale was sacked by the team after starting the season 4-18, making it six coaches in seven years for the franchise once Mike Miller took over on an interim basis.

Whoever replaces Mills has another key offseason approaching.

Brown now represents last year's No. 1 pick Zion Williamson.

Wojnarowski adds that Knicks owner Jim Dolan is targeting Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri to ultimately oversee New York's operations.

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