Knicks general manager Scott Perry already has emerged as a candidate to replace fired Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey, according a report by Yahoo Sports.
Olshey was axed Friday after an independent investigation determined he violated the team’s code of conduct. The Blazers announced last month they had hired a private law firm to investigate “concerns around the workplace environment by non-player personnel at the practice facility.”
Perry, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Knicks before this season, was a member of the Pistons’ front office when current Portland coach Chauncey Billups played for Detroit. Chicago Bulls GM Marc Eversley also is expected to be considered for the post, according to the report.
It is unclear how Portland’s front office shakeup will affect the status of All-Star guard Damian Lillard, a player whose situation the Knicks have continued to monitor.
Scott Perry has prior experience with new Blazers’ head coach Chauncey Billups.Robert Sabo
Knicks big man Taj Gibson didn’t think he did enough to merit two technical fouls and an automatic ejection after arguing with the officials in the first quarter of the loss to the Bulls on Thursday.
“To be honest with you, I didn’t think it would go that far,” Gibson said. “I have a good relationship with all the refs in the league. … I understand we have to work with them. So it’s like a co-worker, I know you have to…