Today, the New York Knicks officially introduced Leon Rose as the newly minted President of Basketball Operations. New York brought in Rose after the dismissal of Steve Mills about a month ago.
This hiring follows the recent trend of former player-agents being appointed to front office roles, particularly in Los Angeles with Rob Pelinka and Golden State with Bob Myers.
Rose, along with branding consultant Steve Stoute, were primarily hired to change the public perception of the Knicks.
Rose began his tenure with the Knicks Monday morning with a letter to the season ticket holders. He wrote a very encouraging and detailed letter about the future of this team, and why he believes he can turn the downtrodden franchise around.