Knicks, Griffin make progress on GM talks

Knicks, Griffin make progress on GM talks

Knicks, Griffin make progress on GM talks

When the New York Knicks parted ways with Phil Jackson two weeks ago, David Griffin emerged as a natural candidate to replace him.

However, that is about to change drastically with Ian Begley of ESPN reporting that the Knicks are nearing a deal to make Griffin their next president of basketball operations. Spears of the Undefeated reported that Griffin and the Knicks can not come to an agreement on his right role with the franchise. With Jackson's departure, the Knicks plan to reshape the front office.

The belief that Houston is in line to take over as general manager is a long-standing rumor and if this latest report is accurate, it would seem to lend some validity to that.

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. He marked the anniversary Monday, June 19, 2017, by walking away from the team.

Former Cavaliers GM David Griffin's next job will likely not be with the Knicks.

Griffin spent three seasons with the Cavaliers, making the moves needed to supplement a roster immediately bolstered by the return of LeBron James in the summer of 2014.

Mills has been running the day-to-day business of the organization and made the surprise decision to sign restricted free agent guard Tim Hardaway Jr.to a four-year, $71 million contract.

Griffin was not re-hired by the Cavaliers despite serving a role in constructing Cleveland's 2016 championship team. Team officials say Fultz is expected to return to basketball activities in one to two weeks.

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