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Kings Executive Scott Perry leaving to become GM of New York Knicks

One more thing to blame Phil Jackson for.
By | 0 Comments | Jul 13, 2017

Word broke on the Twitter-sphere today that Kings Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Scott Perry, is set to become the next General Manager of the New York Knicks.

Perry has only been with the Kings for a few months, but helped oversee what many consider to be a tremendous offseason, with the Kings bringing in four rookies and veterans like George Hill, Zach Randolph and Vince Carter. Perry was often credited in reports for bringing some stability and professionalism to the front office and showing Sacramento in a more positive light to both prospective free agents and draftees.

Losing Perry is unequivocally not a good thing for the Kings, but I am not going to fault them for not standing in his way. Per multiple reporters, the Knicks gig was Perry’s dream job, and he’ll likely get a decent pay raise to boot. Per Sam Amick, the Kings will seek financial compensation from the Knicks.

Should the Kings have done more to keep Perry or entice him to stay? Perhaps, but blocking him from leaving would not have been a good look for the organization, as former Kings staffer Devin Blankenship pointed out on Twitter:

More importantly it should be noted that while Perry did a wonderful job in Sacramento by all accounts, a front office is far more than one person, and Perry should not be the only one getting credit for Sacramento’s offseason. That being said, the Kings should be looking for a replacement for Perry as soon as possible, having seen what someone of his caliber can do for a team’s reputation up close. I think they understood the need for that when they brought him in the first place.

This news isn’t great, but it’s not the end of the world either. The Kings are in a solid position going forward, and hopefully they can find a quality replacement for Perry sooner rather than later.

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