Steve Mills Rumors
GM Steve Mills and former Cavs coach David Blatt were Princeton teammates, but I can’t find anyone in the coaching business who views the strong personalities of Jackson and Blatt as a logical fit.
A source told The Post Blatt would be a long shot — unless Jackson decides to start passing the torch to GM Steve Mills, who played in the same backcourt at Princeton as the former Cavs coach. Blatt, an Israeli coaching legend, was an usher at Mills’ wedding, and The Post reported last June Mills has brought his name up to owner James Dolan in the past. It would be a neat compromise, if Jackson is to leave after next season as his contract allows.
Phil Jackson views David Blatt favorably, according to sources. It’s also worth noting that Blatt played basketball with Knicks GM Steve Mills at Princeton. Blatt was fired by the Cavs in January and was replaced by Tyronn Lue.
Anthony admitted he was debriefed by GM Steve Mills on Wednesday and told not to anticipate a move. “I wasn’t expecting us to do anything, especially over the last couple of days I didn’t hear anything imminent,’’ Anthony said. “I was under the impression nothing was going to happen.”