Knicks News: New York finalizing hiring of Walt Perrin as assistant GM

The New York Knicks front office continues to take shape with the reported hiring of Walt Perrin as assistant general manager.

New York Knicks president Leon Rose decided to keep Scott Perry as general manager of the team for one more season, but he is making sure to bring in new faces to fill out the rest of the front office.

According to Shams Charania, the Knicks are finalizing the hiring of Jazz Vice President of Player Personnel Walt Perrin as assistant general manager. The report has since been confirmed by several local outlets.

Perrin will join Brock Aller as another new voice in the Knicks front office. Aller, a salary cap specialist, was recruited away from Cleveland to play a significant role under Rose.

While the upcoming draft date is unknown, Perrin will help beef up the Knicks scouting staff. It is expected he will be in charge of college scouting. With Utah, the Jazz have had an impressive record of finding talented young players, such as Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, and Gordon Hayward.

Perrin has been working during the coronavirus shutdown to find creative ways to scout players, leading some interesting projects related to health performance and physical assessments of players from afar.

Hired by Utah in 2001, Perrin has been part of the front office that built the Jazz into a 50-win team in recent seasons. Before joining Utah, he was a scout for the Detroit Pistons and Minnesota Timberwolves.

With the Knicks set to have multiple first round picks this year, whenever the draft is held, the addition of Perrin should be welcome news to Knicks fans. Perrin is reportedly well-respected throughout the league. Obviously, the results in Utah speak for themselves.

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