The New York Knicks have landed former Sacramento Kings executive Scott Perry to fill their vacant general manager role. In exchange for this, the Knicks are reportedly sending the Kings a 2019 second-round pick and cash considerations, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.
For the Knicks, this is a huge move. Perry, who was just signed by the Kings in April as their Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, has been credited with the excellent moves Sacramento made this offseason, including their A-plus draft.
For Perry, this is a dream come true. His career trajectory has been a slow burn. He began his career as a scout who worked his way up the ladder into becoming an executive. He was fired by the Orlando Magic this year, signed with the Kings and now is suddenly the man in charge of turning things around in New York.
The Kings showed a tremendous amount of good will allowing Perry to talk to the Knicks, and to ultimately take the job.
New York suddenly is standing on some solid ground for the first time in years. Following former Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin’s decision to pull out of talks with the club, it appeared the Knicks might be up a creek without a paddle.
Now, perhaps there really is some light at the end of this dark tunnel.