Knicks Rumors: Scott Perry to Remain in NY Front Office, New Contract Expected

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVMay 18, 2021

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07:  New York Knicks General Manager Scott Perry watches an NBA basketball game between the Knicks and Indiana Pacers from his seat on December 7, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Pacers won 104-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty License agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
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New York Knicks general manager Scott Perry is expected to get a long-term deal with the organization after the team's breakout 2020-21 season.

The two sides had agreed to a one-year extension in April 2020, and ESPN's Brian Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective podcast that a new deal could be coming.

"I hear Scott Perry is going to be around the Knicks longer," Windhorst said. "... He will be. I hear it's all going to be worked out."

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne speculated another team could hire Perry if he becomes available.

Perry joined the Knicks in 2017, working under president Steve Mills and retaining the role after Leon Rose took over. He also ran the team's basketball operations during the transition.

New York struggled on the court during Perry's first three years, posting a combined 67-163 record with three losing seasons. Early draft picks Frank Ntilikina and Kevin Knox II also failed to meet expectations.

Things turned around in 2020-21 as Julius Randle and RJ Barrett led the squad to a 41-31 record, the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and its first playoff bid since 2013.

With a quality core in place and plenty of cap flexibility heading into the offseason, the Knicks have a bright future as Perry continues to build a contender.