New York, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks have named Steve Mills the
club's new president and general manager.
Mills previously spent 10 seasons with the Knicks' parent company, Madison
Square Garden, and will take over for Glen Grunwald, who will remain with the
organization as an advisor.
"I am pleased to be able to welcome Steve back to the Knicks," said MSG
chairman James Dolan in a statement Thursday. "He is a well-respected sports
executive with a strong background in basketball, as well as a familiarity
with NBA operations and our company. We look forward to his leadership and
believe he is the right person to help us reach our ultimate goal of winning
an NBA championship."
Mills first joined the Knicks in September 1999 as executive vice president of
franchise operations and became president of sports teams operations for MSG
in 2001. He oversaw all business operations for MSG's three sports teams --
the Knicks, NHL's New York Rangers and WNBA's New York Liberty.
"I want to thank Jim for this opportunity to return to the Knicks in this
important position," said Mills. "It is an honor and a privilege to work for
such a storied franchise and I look forward to doing whatever it takes to make
the Knicks a successful franchise and a team that fans can be proud of, both
now and in the future."
Mills left MSG to serve as partner and CEO of an investment wealth management
group that he created in 2010.
Grunwald joined the Knicks in 2006 and has served the organization in various
"We are grateful for Glen's many years of valuable service and pleased that he
will remain with the organization," added Dolan.
The Knicks have returned to become one of the NBA's top franchises, earning
playoff berths each of the last three seasons after a six-year drought. New
York won the Atlantic Division last year and lost to Indiana in the Eastern
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