The New York Knicks continue to complete the staff of team president Leon Rose, hiring Frank Zanin, an observer from Oklahoma City Thunder, for a front-office role.
SNY’s Ian Begley reported Zanin’s hiring, although no formal title was given in the report. Zanin joins general manager Scott Perry and assistant general manager Walt Perrin, who was hired on Monday by Utah Jazz.
Zanin previously worked with the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets as a scout and worked as assistant general manager of networks from 2013 to 16-16.
The Knicks hired Rose, a longtime player agent, to replace Steve Mills in March. Rose is likely to oversee a multi-year reconstruction, asking Knicks fans for “patience” in an open letter published on the announcement of her hiring.
Assuming that Zanin’s role is based on scouting, it could be an integral part of identifying the next cornerstones of the franchise.