Chris Bernard

Joined Knicks in 2001-02 as team assistant, promoted to director, team operations in 2008-09 and to current post in 2013-14...Reports to team GM Steve Mills, has served under each of last nine Knicks head coaches, spanning from Jeff Van Gundy to Kurt Rambis.

Graduated from Adelphi University in 1999 (BA, business management), then served as graduate assistant coach for men’s basketball squad for two years afterward...Played hoops at Adelphi under future Knicks assistant coach and current Charlotte Hornets headmaster Steve Clifford...Initially attended Rider University, transferred to Adelphi in 1996.

Native of Jamaica, West Indies, moved to New York in 1984...Graduate of Thomas Edison HS in Queens, where he also played hoops.