New York Knicks hire Walt Perrin to be assistant general manager

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The New York Knicks are making some front-office changes under new president Leon Rose. The team is expected to hire Utah Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel Walt Perrin as their assistant general manager, per Shams Charania.

Knicks’ new president Leon Rose has added a new name to his revamped staff. Walt Perrin is a longtime NBA executive who is heavily involved in the scouting process. Having worked with the Utah Jazz for 19 years, Perrin was constantly involved in the front lines of their scouting department and attended both NCAA and international games.

The Knicks are in the midst of some exciting changes to their organization. The new role with the Knicks will be a promotion for Perrin. While it remains to be seen what exactly his role is, it is expected that Perrin will be heavily involved with the team’s scouting and youth development.