While the New York Knicks conduct their search for a full-time coach, they continue to add new talent to their front office with the hiring of 26-year-old scout Alex Kline, as reported for the first time by Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.
Reportedly, Kline has already started working for the Knicks under the guidance of newly hired college chief Walt Perrin. Before arriving in New York, Kline spent the last four years working as a scout in the organization of pelicans. According to SNY’s Ian Begley, he is well regarded by team staff across the NBA.
The young scout made Forbes 30 under 30 on the sports list when he was only 19 years old. As a high school student, he opened a website called Recruit Scoop that told about college scouting across the country. He built a solid reputation by referring to basketball recruits before making the jump to the NBA.
As a teenager, Kline kicked off Mary Kline Classic, a stellar game to showcase the best high school talents, in honor of her late mother who died of brain cancer when she was only ten years old. The event, sponsored by Nike, Skullcandy Headphones and BodyArmor Super Drink, raised tens of thousands of dollars for the National Brain Tumor Society and Thomas Jefferson University University Hospital, where his mother was treated.