Is Mills hiring a stepping stone to Allan Houston as Knicks GM?

richbertin:

I was just getting ready to post the season’s first of what is to become of many diatribes against Dolan, but then I saw this piece by ProBasketballTalk. This is an interesting angle in a vacuum of reasons why Dolan would suddenly bring back noted Thomas lackey Steve Mills. I love Allan Houston and so does Dolan. Perhaps there is more to this story on the way?

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

Trying to discern what is going on within the New York Knicks front office and who has the power is a lot like Kremlinology — you try to figure out what is going on based on who is standing next to owner James Dolan during a parade. Or something along those lines.

So why the sudden demotion of Glen Grunwald and the hiring of Steve Mills as GM — the guy who presided over the Knicks Isiah Thomas era, something no Knicks fan wants to relive? The move left a lot of people around the league shaking their heads as Grunwald had built a roster that made the second round of the playoffs, the first time the Knicks won a playoff series since 2001. Maybe Grunwald fought for his own ideas and opinions and didn’t just roll over for Dolan. Maybe Mills has some grand plan to lure free agents…

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