Glen Grunwald Rumors
According to a source, Jackson decided to keep the front office intact for at least this season. For the last two days at practice in Tarrytown, the sidelines were packed with Jackson’s entire new-old staff, which essentially is former general manager Glen Grunwald’s staff — save for general manager Steve Mills.
Former Toronto Raptor general manager and New York Knicks president Glen Grunwald is expected to be named McMaster’s new director of athletics and recreation as early as Thursday morning. The man who brought Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady and Chris Bosh to Toronto has been chosen over a deep pool of more than 100 applicants, the Spectator has learned.
The way Memphis executives have been talking up former Knicks president and Glen Grunwald, it sure seems like he’ll soon be hired as Grizzlies GM and succeed interim executive Chris Wallace. But you never know about the Grizzlies, with neophytes running interference for the enigmatic owner Robert Pera.
Memphis’ plan is for someone like former Knicks prez Glen Grunwald to come in and serve under VP Chris Wallace for two years before taking over the reins. Huh? Grunwald, who talked to the Grizzlies, doesn’t need to apprentice for anyone, but the Grizzlies are, of course, one of the greatest-run franchises in the history of professional sports. Or so it’s been unequivocally stated, even if they’ve yet to make an NBA Finals.
The Memphis Grizzlies’ search for a general manager-in-waiting to work with recently reappointed GM Chris Wallace has focused so far on Nets assistant GM Bobby Marks, Pacers vice president Peter Dinwiddie, Knicks director of pro personnel Mark Hughes and former Raptors and Knicks GM Glen Grunwald, league sources told CBSSports.com.