Brock Aller Rumors
There is some internal support at the Garden to adding Miller and/or Woodson on the next coaching staff, regardless of who the head coach is, per league sources. Rose, Wesley, GM Scott Perry and Vice President of Basketball and Strategic Planning Brock Aller have been among the group of Knicks participating in the interviews, per SNY sources.
The Knicks made sweeping changes to their front office this year, in hopes of reversing a two-decade trend of ineptitude. They hired power agent Leon Rose from Creative Artists Agency to become team president. Rose in turn hired William “Worldwide Wes” Wesley, a noted power broker and player confidante, as a top assistant, along with respected front-office veterans Walt Perrin, Brock Aller and Frank Zanin. But their task likely just got tougher, especially when it comes to wooing marquee players. “I think it’s a big black eye on the Knicks as an organization,” said an agent whose firm represents multiple stars, referring to the club’s silence. The agent, who is Black, added, “It will continue to be something that players look down upon, and it further explains why guys like Kevin Durant [passed on the Knicks]. You got all the resources and all the richness of the NBA, and still people don’t want to associate themselves with it.”
Mike Vorkunov: Sean Maclean started with Knicks today as an exec part of Brock Aller’s basketball strategy team, according to a source. He’ll be working alongside Michael Arcieri & others. Maclean worked in strategy lead roles at Capital One and Stack Sports before this. https://t.co/lQb9GQq9g5
Marc J. Spears: The Knicks announce Brock Aller as vice president, basketball and strategic planning, Walt Perrin as assistant general manager – college scouting and Frank Zanin as assistant general manager – pro scouting. NYK also say GM Scott Perry signed an extension for the 2020-21 season.
Ian Begley: Knicks are adding Frank Zanin to their front office, league sources confirm. NYK president Leon Rose so far has added Utah’s Walt Perrin, CLE’s Brock Aller & retained Scott Perry as his GM. Zanin was last w/OKC & was an assistant GM with Brooklyn. First reported by The Athletic.
Chris Iseman: League sources confirmed the Knicks are adding Walt Perrin to the front office as assistant GM, as @Shams Charania reported. Leon Rose continues to fill out his front office, previously bringing in Brock Aller and bringing back Scott Perry.
Ian Begley: Knicks are expected to hire Jazz VP of Player Personnel Walt Perrin as assistant GM, per league sources. In addition to Perrin, Knicks president Leon Rose has added Brock Aller in a VP role and retained Scott Perry as general manager. The Athletic first reported the Perrin hire.