Scott Perry Rumors
Scott Perry signed a one-year contract extension with the New York Knicks in April of 2020 following the departure of Steve Mills and the hiring of Leon Rose. “Scott Perry only got a one-year contract extension,” said Brian Windhorst. “I think someone should want to hire him,” replied Ramona Shelburne. “I’ll get in trouble for saying this because it will get aggregated, but I hear Scott Perry will be around the Knicks longer,” said Windhorst. “He will be. I hear it is all going to be worked out.”
Next month, Dolan will likely be sitting in his Garden suite watching the Knicks’ first postseason game since 2013. He has been to almost all the Garden games this season, but since fans were allowed back, he has been hidden from view in his suite. “He’s been very supportive,’’ Thibodeau added. “He’s been great for us, been great with me. I know. Leon, Wes and [general manager] Scott Perry are in constant communication [with him]. Everything that we have asked for in terms of having a first class organization, he’s been committed, and you can’t ask for anything more from an owner. So, we’re excited about that.’’
“I want to thank my Knick family for allowing me to get out of my contract and come home,” Woodson said Monday morning during his introductory press conference. “Jim Dolan gets a bad rap in New York. But he was a great owner for me. He allowed me to be head coach and he allowed me to come back to be an assistant. I want to thank (president) Leon Rose, Wes (Wesley) Scott Perry and Tom Thibodeau, who is a great coach. His beautiful staff they’ve assembled in New York has allowed me to do what I do now. They didn’t have to do that. I think them very much from the bottom of my heart. Everyone in that Knicks organization is first class.”
Knicks general manager Scott Perry has been on a G-League mission presumably looking at center pieces. If the Knicks signed a free agent center they’d have to cut a player to make room. One team in contact with the Knicks said they want to hold down the fort with what they have for now.
Center DeMarcus Cousins, whose stock is low, is still a free agent after being unceremoniously waived by Houston. “That’s a Leon question,’’ Thibodeau said before the game. “We have more than enough on the roster so we’ll figure out a way. We have guys that can play multiple positions and then we’re going to have to take care of the rebounding, gang rebound. Everyone has to contribute in that area.’’