Scott Perry realizes his dream of becoming an NBA general manager – The Undefeated

Scott Perry, the new general manager of the New York Knicks, went from being unemployed to living out his dream in what felt like a New York minute.

Three months ago, the Orlando Magic relieved the then-executive vice president of his duties. Shortly afterward, the Sacramento Kings hired Perry as their executive vice president of basketball operations. And after sparking the long-rebuilding Kings to their best offseason in years, Perry on Monday will be introduced as Knicks GM, his dream job that he worked 30 years to land.

“To have this opportunity to come to New York in the role of general manager, personally, it’s a very humbling time too,” Perry told The Undefeated in an exclusive interview. “I have been grinding in the game for 30 years. I spent 13 years as a college coach. I have had the peaks and valleys and all in-between.

“It’s been one whirlwind. I am a person of faith. It’s interesting.”

The Knicks are hoping they have found in Perry the right man to right the franchise after recently fired former president Phil Jackson left behind a big mess.

The big-market Knicks have not been to the playoffs since 2013. All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony is still expecting a trade to the Houston Rockets to be completed, ESPN.com’s Adrian Wojnarowski has reported. Perry also has some fences to mend with budding star forward Kristaps Porzingis, who didn’t attend his season-ending meeting with Jackson and was dangled in trade talks before the draft.

No, this is not an easy job. Even so, Perry is eager for the challenge alongside newly promoted Knicks president Steve Mills.

“I am a guy who always sees the positive in things,” Perry said. “I see great potential there. Look, you’re in New York City. The Knicks franchise is known around

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