Brock Aller Rumors
So, when that initial call came in March, Aller did what he’s always done, what led to him being New York’s primary target. He started compiling data. For more than a month, Aller talked with everyone he knew — players, agents, former staff members, business associates — trying to figure out whether this was the right move at the right time.
But even as the information poured in, Aller kept going back to one thing: It’s New York. It’s the Knicks. This is a chance to be at the center of a historic turnaround, elevating the downtrodden franchise with just three winning seasons over the last 19 years, back to prominence. Aller can help bring basketball back to the mecca. That’s why he got into this business in the first place — to build something special. The opportunity was too good to pass up.
NBA sources believe teams will tighten their belts on the size of front-office staffs. Sources have indicated Aller will look to reconfigure and even streamline the Knicks’ massive scouting/basketball operations department.
Cleveland Cavaliers senior director of basketball operations Brock Aller will join the New York Knicks front office, a source tells cleveland.com. The deal between Aller and the Knicks isn’t done yet. A few details still need to be worked out, including Aller’s official title. However, it’s expected to be finalized — and announced — by early May.
A longtime fixture in Cleveland’s front office, Aller has been mulling the Knicks’ offer for the last week or so, a source said. A respected capologist in Cleveland, Aller will have a bigger role in New York, trying to help lead the Knicks’ resurgence as the right-hand man of new team president Leon Rose.
Brock Aller, a longtime fixture for Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, is close to joining president Leon Rose in the Knicks front office as vice president of strategy, according to an NBA source. Aller was financial planner/capologist with Cleveland, but a source said he’ll be “more than a capologist’’ under Rose. However, Aller is not the GM — a basketball-intensive position that remains up in the air.
Brock Aller, a former Cleveland Cavaliers executive, will be a high-ranking basketball official and the chief strategist for Knicks president Leon Rose, sources have told SNY. Details of Aller’s title with the team are still being worked through.