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Knicks reach 1-year deal with GM Scott Perry

Brian Mahoney | The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Scott Perry will remain general manager of the New York Knicks after agreeing to a new one-year deal with the team Wednesday.

Perry ran the team’s basketball operations after Steve Mills was fired as president in February. Longtime player agent Leon Rose was hired to replace Mills on March 2, shortly before the NBA season was suspended because of the virus outbreak.

Rose decided that his first big move would be to keep Perry for next season. The Knicks and Perry had a mutual option on his contract that needed to be decided by May 1.

“Scott is a well-respected basketball executive who I have known for more than 20 years, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him as we look to build a winning team in New York,” Rose said in a statement.

Perry’s return was first reported by Newsday.

Perry, who was hired by the Knicks on July 14, 2017, lasted through a turbulent season of change that included the firing of coach David Fizdale early in the season and later the ouster of Mills. He guided the team through the NBA’s trade deadline, dealing veteran forward Marcus Morris to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Rose will still have to make decisions on interim coach Mike Miller and other members of the Knicks front office.

The Knicks were 21-45 when the season was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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