The New York Knicks and Scott Perry have agreed to terms to appoint Perry as team general manager. The deal is reportedly for five years.
Scott Perry has agreed to a five-year contract to become New York's general manager, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 14, 2017
Scott Perry began his executive career with the Detroit Piston’s back in 2000 under team president Joe Dumars. He was a member of the Piston’s executive staff that won the NBA championship in 2004. Perry along with Dumars, was instrumental in building the Piston’s team of the early 2000’s that went to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2004 and 2005.
He was hired as the assistant general manager of the then Seattle Supersonics, currently known as the Oklahoma City Thunder. His front office staff was responsible for drafting superstar Kevin Durant. He only remained with the Oklahoma City Thunder for one season before returning back to the Detroit Pistons in 2008.
Perry was later hired by the Orlando Magic and worked with General Manager Rob Hennigan in 2012. He served as the team vice president and assistant general manager while in Orlando. During his tenure with the Orlando Magic, he acquired top picks Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton, and Mario Hezonja.
His most recent tenure was with the Sacramento Kings as Vice President of Basketball Operations. He along with other key executives, chose point guard De’Aaron Fox with the number five pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
As a member of the New York Knicks, Perry will have to come up to speed quickly about the roster. The Knicks were in trade talks with the Houston Rockets about star forward Carmelo Anthony but have since halted all scenarios for the time being.