Leon Rose continued to remodel the Knicks‘ front office this week by adding Walt Perrin and Frank Zanin as deputy general managers, league sources said.
Perrin will take care of the college scouting and Zanin will supervise the professional staff.
Perrin has a meticulous approach to scouting and a strong eye for talent. They also referred to the Utah draft track record during Perrin’s tenure.
In Utah, Perrin was recently the vice president of player staff. During his 19-year tenure in Utah, Perrin was regularly involved in jazz drafts.
Zanin has been a scout with the Thunder for the past four years. Like Utah, Thunders are respected across the league for their college and professional level scouting under Sam Presti.
Prior to his experience with Oklahoma City, Zanin worked closely with Billy King in Brooklyn. Zanin was a GM assistant with networks and elevated to GM acting after King’s dismissal. He resigned after the networks hired Sean Marks as general manager.
Zanin, who began his career with King in Philadelphia, has been described by an opposing scout as a hard worker who does not seek the spotlight. During his tenure as GM, Zanin was in the spotlight for a short time, but not for his own actions.