Former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin “has pulled his name out of the New York Knicks’ general manager and president search after he couldn’t come to [an] agreement on the right role with the franchise,” according to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.
“One potential stumbling block to the Knicks’ pursuit of Griffin, league sources said: the willingness of the organization to allow Griffin to bring his own front office staff to Madison Square Garden. Much of the Knicks’ front office has survived several unsuccessful regimes, and the organization has been hesitant to make sweeping changes to the group, league sources said.”
Ian Begley of ESPN.com confirmed that report on Sunday, writing, “Sources told 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.”
Hot Take Alert: James Dolan is ruining the New York Knicks. His weird loyalty to people in the front office makes sense as they have never had any success in the last 15 years yet they refuse to allow a new team to takeover and change the culture.
For example, why the fuck is Steve Mills even involved in hiring someone who will most likely become his boss. Steve Mills should be removed from the building after that Tim Hardaway Jr. $71 million signing. How is he still around?
Isiah Thomas is running around Madison Square Garden harassing broads and I don’t even know what Allan Houston’s job is around there but he’s still getting paychecks for whatever reason. Clean House. There is no reason why David Griffin shouldn’t be able to bring his boys.
James Dolan is a bitch.
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