Thugger HBC wrote:There really isnt a need for Perry to still be here. Rose has hired capable men to carry out everything within the scope of Perrys job.
I hope his role is limited and it's more a committee of Rose/WWW/Aller/Perrin/Zanin with feedback from the young scout, other scouts, the young analytic guy etc and whoever else they might hire that is more FO than coaching staff, though of course I want them to LISTEN to the coaching staff but not necessarily always do what it wants. Plenty of instances, even on good teams/orgs, where the coach wants one thing, but the FO has the vision/discipline to refuse for the longer goal.
To put in another way, MAYBE Perry got to retain his GM title for some public eyewash and also not to screw over a guy who may be generally respected and liked around the league, if not exactly a bball genius. Meaning, Perry is generally competent as a FO guy, but not exactly great as a GM.
So, you let him hold the title, but have him perform more an Asst GM role.
I mean, it's my impression the titles are somewhat malleable. Some POBO's are more hands on and function like GM's. Some GM's have a great deal of authority and autonomy in the running, where the POBO is more like an executive, delegating and worrying more about that bridge to ownership. Some Asst GM's have a lot of authority and are obviously the right hand man of the GM, others are specialists like capologists etc.
So it's possible Perry holds the GM title but really isn't the full blown GM. Maybe he's here for his knowledge of how things get executed in the NBA, but less for his vision. Seems like there is enough long term Bball knowledge with Perrin and the Zanins etc, but I'll admit to being a little wary Perry might have a role in the vision of the team part.
Hopefully he's just keeping the seat warm for a Webster or Karnišovas - crap, the Bulls got him for VP of basketball operations. Well, not sure if GM would be a step up from that and maybe could be hired away.
So, as an aside, when I went to look up the FO staff of the Nuggets, came up with this:https://www.nba.com/nuggets/staff-directory
Head coach and 6 assistant coaches
1 guy with coach/scout as title
A Director of Player Development
2 guys listed under Player Development (I'll assume they are coaches of a kind)
Pro Personnel Scout/Player Development
Two Basketball Analytics guys
I'm not going to list every last thing. There are scouts, a number of associates, and also a good number of executives.
The Knicks have a ton of staffhttps://www.nba.com/knicks/front-office
The Knicks definitely seem like they could hire another bench coach or two.
The Knicks definitely still need to hire a Player Development head
The Knicks could still hire some player development coaches
I hope the Knicks hire more basketball analytics people.
Also, I think the listings linked are a sort of a jumble, with new hires mixed in with people still here.
Last but not least, there are a LOT of names up there and quite a few people who we haven't heard mentioned as recently hired. Since the Knicks have been such a sh*tshow the last 15 or so years, I hope Rose is quietly finding out which of these people are any good and which suck, because honestly, I'd like to see him clean house of 90% of the people left over from Mills/Jackson/Mills/Perry.