When new president Leon Rose decided to exercise Scott Perry‘s option for the 2020-21 season, many speculated that it was a short-term decision. Why not keep Perry on board while Rose learns the Garden ropes and then decides on a long-term solution over time?
The addition of Walt Perrin offers the Knicks a possible future candidate for the position of general manager. Perrin has climbed the ranks from scouting to the scouting director to the staff vice president of players to assist GM with the Knicks. Whatever its title, it has worked hard to understand the details of assessing talent and building an NBA list.
Perrin was credited with helping Jazz maintain competitiveness over the past two decades, including a recent 50-game streak. Working in a market that cannot rely on the city’s name to attract free agents, Perrin used his scouting insight to keep the Jazz roster full of talent.
Perrin brings his market efficiency to New York.