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#pounditWednesday, August 17, 2022

Report: Knicks likely to move on from team president Steve Mills

The New York Knicks fired head coach David Fizdale on Friday, but it sounds like that won’t be the last major change in the organization this year.

According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, team president Steve Mills is firmly on the hot seat, and the likelihood is that he is either fired or reassigned within the organization. Owner James Dolan has reportedly lost confidence in Mills, and is unlikely to allow him to carry out any further rebuilding plans.

Mills has served as team president since 2017, when he replaced Phil Jackson in the role. Since he took over that job, the Knicks are 50-136, and their win percentage has gotten progressively worse with each passing season.

Mills spearheaded the Knicks’ pursuit of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in free agency, only to not even get meetings with them while later claiming that the organization was never all that interested. All indications are that Mills knows his seat is hot, and one of the reported reasons for Fizdale’s firing was for Mills to try to save face and pin the team’s problems on the coach. That may work for now, but with Fizdale out the door, Mills is running out of excuses.

It’s worth noting there has been chatter about Mills’ position for a while, considering there have already been rumors about how the team might bring in some big-name executives who would likely be taking Mills’ job.

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