Knicks Rumors: NY Made Offer to Cavs' Brock Aller to Become Assistant GM

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 12, 2020

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The New York Knicks reportedly offered Brock Aller the role of assistant general manager, and negotiations are "ongoing," according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

Aller is the senior director of basketball operations with the Cleveland Cavaliers and known as the team's "capologist."

Per Bondy, it's now "more likely" general manager Scott Perry remains in his role under new team president Leon Rose.

"[Aller]'s probably one of the finer capologists in the league," Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said in 2017, per Bondy. "He knows more about the cap than probably PricewaterhouseCoopers knows about the IRS code. He lives with the cap, with the collective bargaining agreement."

Adding his previous work with Rose's clients such as J.R. Smith, the Knicks were clearly interested in the executive.

Bondy then reported in late March that Aller interviewed with New York for the assistant GM role.

He has been working his way up through the Cavaliers organization, serving as an assistant to Gilbert before gaining more authority within the team's front office. His experience could help the Knicks as they try to turn things around following seven straight losing seasons.