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The New Guys in the Knicks Front Office — What You Need to Know

August 10th, 2017 at 2:34 PM
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Craig Robinsonâ??â??â??Vice President, Player Development, G League Operations

At this point, the chain of command begins to blur. It’s unclear whether the Vice President of Player Development or the Director of Player Personnel is next in line and the job descriptions begin to blur as well. It’s important not to become too stuck on who’s whose boss, but the ambiguity in job titles leave a couple question marks that are hopefully answered decisively.

Anyway, it looks like Robinson will be spending a sizable amount of time in Westchester with the New York Knicks G League affiliate, the Westchester Knicks. As the Vice President of Player Development and G League Operations, he’ll be heavily involved with the growth of the players in Westchester. However, as a front office manager, he may be the one who the development coaches (David Bliss and other assistants) report to about skill progression.

One note about Robinson is that he’s the brother of First Lady Michelle Obama. Robinson also played ball with Mills at Princeton.

Harold Ellisâ??â??â??Director of Player Personnel

Scott Perry worked alongside Ellis in Detroit and Orlando for a handful of years in the front office of those franchises. This may seem like a decision based in nepotism when …

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