Adam Ratner is also an addition to the basketball operations staff. He will work with Milton Lee, who oversees the Nets D-League affiliate. Ratner is the son of the CEO of Forest City Enterprises, Forest City Ratner’s corporate parent, and Bruce Ratner’s cousin.
Milton Lee Rumors
Zach Lowe: New name surfacing in Minny’s search for top exec under Flip Saunders: Milton Lee, Nets director of basketball operations.
While the Memphis Grizzlies continue to search for their next head coach, they’re looking at making a front-office addition as well. They have received permission to speak with Brooklyn Nets director of basketball operations Milton Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks.
An interview date has not yet been set, but the Grizzlies are looking to bolster the leadership in their front office and are considering Lee for a senior executive position. Lee has headed the Nets’ analytics research for general manager Billy King and assistant general manager Bobby Marks.
The New Jersey Nets signed veteran free agent forward Joe Smith to a one-year contract and hired Milton Lee as director of basketball operations on Friday. Smith received the veteran minimum of $1.352 million, the team said. The first pick overall in the 1995 draft, Smith is joining his 11th team in a 15-year NBA career. He appeared in 64 games with Atlanta last season, averaging 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds.