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September 27, 2013 Updates

Thomas has since been dismissed by F.I.U., so that conflict no longer exists. A person with ties to Madison Square Garden and with knowledge of the Knicks’ situation maintained that the hiring of Mills would not set the stage for Thomas to have an influential role with the team. “This is not an Isiah story,” said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity. New York Times

Kaplan said Grunwald "couldn't have handled that tough situation better." He also disagreed with the way Dolan treated Grunwald, who was reassigned on Thursday and replaced by Steve Mills. Here's what Kaplan said about the move: "Glen's firing is absurd and the timing is cruel. Here is a guy that remarkably created a winning atmosphere in one of the most toxic NBA environments today," Kaplan said in an email to ESPNNewYork.com. "He did everything he was asked to do by his owner, and did it with a smile on his face. The only good news is that some lucky team will have Glen fall in its lap and he can finally work for a team that appreciates his enormous talent and class." ESPN.com

September 26, 2013 Updates

The New York Knicks are reshuffling their front office yet again, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that the Knicks are bringing back former Madison Square Garden president Steve Mills to take a top management position in place of Glen Grunwald, who was promoted to general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations in April 2012 in the wake of Donnie Walsh's departure. ESPN.com

Ian Begley: #Knicks confirm what @ESPN first reported: Glen Grunwald has been reassigned as an advisor. He's been replaced by Steve Mills. Twitter @IanBegley

The New York Knickerbockers announced today that Steve Mills, who previously served as a key executive with the Knicks for 10 years, has been named the team’s president and general manager. Mills replaces Glen Grunwald, who will remain with the organization as an advisor. “I am pleased to be able to welcome Steve back to the Knicks. He is a well-respected sports executive with a strong background in basketball, as well as a familiarity with NBA operations and our company. We look forward to his leadership and believe he is the right person to help us reach our ultimate goal of winning an NBA Championship,” said James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company. “We are grateful for Glen’s many years of valuable service and pleased that he will remain with the organization.” Bergen Record

August 23, 2013 Updates

"Everyone at the New York Knicks' organization is saddened to hear the news of Dean Meminger's passing," Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. "From the day he was drafted by this franchise in 1971, Dean was a friend and close family member of this team. On April 5, 2013, the 1973 world championship team was honored at Madison Square Garden on its 40th anniversary. There was no one prouder than Dean to be back on the court with his teammates. We send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Meminger family." NBA.com

August 8, 2013 Updates

New York Knickerbockers Executive Vice President and General Manager Glen Grunwald announced today that the team has signed guard Beno Udrih. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Beno is a solid addition to our backcourt where he will give us more depth and flexibility,” Grunwald said. “He is a talented and experienced floor general who brings championship experience to our locker room.” Knicks Now

Free agent guard Toure Murry remains in discussions with the New York Knicks and will make two visits with other NBA teams within the next week in hopes of deciding on a deal, his agent told RealGM. “We are expecting him to have all the information he needs to make a decision next week,” agent Bernie Lee said. RealGM

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The Knicks are interested in one of the best centers still available in free agency, Samuel Dalembert, according to a player source. On Friday, the first day of the NBA summer league at UNLV's Cox Pavilion, Knicks GM Glen Grunwald and Dalembert's agent, Marc Cornstein, were spotted chatting. ESPN.com

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