Scott Perry Rumors
Knicks GM Scott Perry is planning to pair the European trip with a scouting side-trip, sources said. The Perry-Blatt meeting will be telltale to Blatt’s candidacy. Blatt has a strong history and relationship with Knicks president Steve Mills, and Mills has been an advocate for Blatt to become Knicks head coach when he worked with Phil Jackson and now Perry.
Diamond Leung: Stephen A Smith to Adam Silver on supporting Mark Jackson bc Knicks need a spokesperson: “I like Steve Mills & Scott Perry but they need a voice that speaks to the media every day & it can’t be one of the players & we both know it’ll never be James Dolan.”
Sources have indicated Orlando is hotter on Stackhouse’s trail, and he reportedly has an interview there shortly. Charlotte has expressed interest, too. Knicks GM Scott Perry was in the Pistons’ front office, overlapping for two seasons when Stackhouse played in Detroit.
Miracles do happen. After years of frostiness following his resignation in 2001, Jeff Van Gundy could yet be in the mix for the Knicks’ job. Though Van Gundy appears a long shot, multiple sources told The Post that Knicks president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry spoke to his representatives Saturday. It is unclear, however, who made the first phone call. Knicks management also has talked with Mark Jackson’s agents, meaning the two broadcast partners and friends are now officially in the hunt for the same job.
Ian Begley: Steve Mills and Scott Perry appear to be bullish on rookie Frank Ntilikina. Here’s how Mills described him today: “We have the second youngest player in the NBA that can walk out on the floor today and feel like he can guard any perimeter player that he’s (playing) against.”
“We’re gonna visit the Joakim situation again as we go through the offseason,” general manager Scott Perry said Thursday. “We won’t take any options off the table for that matter.” For now, Noah remains on an island. When management alerted the players of Hornacek’s removal, Noah was not notified. “I had not,” Perry said. “But I will.”