Knicks process with latest front office moves raises concerns

NEW YORK – The definition of insanity has been described as doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Which brings us to the Knicks, who after appointing Phil Jackson and Steve Mills—basketball operations neophytes—to lead the front office in recent years, have once again gone the unproven executive route: Leon Rose, a longtime player agent, will be named team president, a source familiar with the situation confirmed to SI.com.

Rose could be the next Bob Myers, the ex-agent turned Warriors GM who helped build a dynasty in Golden State. He could be Rob Pelinka, a candidate for Executive of the Year in his second season with the Lakers after leaving the agent ranks. Rose is a tremendous success story, an agent who turned one client, Rick Brunson, into a powerhouse agency, who sold his company to CAA in 2007 and has represented elite players like Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Joel Embiid along the way.

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