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Warkentien to be strong candidate for the Knicks

Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:00 am
Edited on: August 4, 2010 11:02 am
Posted by Royce Young

Late Tuesday, the Nuggets let go two of their top executives - Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman. The reasoning was simply because as a press release said, "We decided that it would be best for all parties to go their separate ways."

It was somewhat shocking just in a sense of Warkentien's success (named 2008-09 Executive of the Year), but as Ken Berger noted, expected to come for months. But Warkentien is considered a star in the NBA front office world, so like Kevin Pritchard, he'll be a hot commodity.

And Marc Berman of the New York Post says
, the Knicks might be a prime landing spot for Warkentien if Donnie Walsh decides to make a hire to pass along some responsibility. Berman also notes, "The Post reported recently the well-respected Warkentien, a friend of Walsh's, had a preliminary interview with the Knicks last summer after being given permission by the Nuggets owner."

Teams are turning over front offices left and right it seems, so a proven builder and winner like Warkentien will likely be at the top of most wishlists. Warkentien constructed a roster in Denver that played at a high pace, so teaming him with Mike D'Antoni's offensive system could be a nice fit. And by all accounts, Warkentien had a good relationship with Carmelo Anthony, so maybe hiring him would be a step in winning over 'Melo next summer.

Since: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2010 7:55 pm

Warkentien to be strong candidate for the Knicks

Donnie should sign him immediately! Before some how Isiaha weasels himself back, or an unproven Allan Houston gets promoted. Hopefully Donnie has full autonomy.

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