New Knicks president Leon Rose reportedly has been eyeing 76ers general manager Elton Brand for the same role with New York.
The Daily News’ Stefan Bondy was the first to report on Rose’s interest in Brand, citing a league source. However, Brand, 41, is under contract with Philadelphia for one more season. Rose was waiting to see if the 76ers would dismiss Brand after the season, the source said.
Brand was named the Sixers’ GM just before the start of the 2018-19 season in the fallout from the Bryan Colangelo Twitter scandal. In Brand's first year as general manager, the team went 51-31 and lost to the eventual champion Raptors in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Kawhi Leonard’s buzz-beater.
Scott Perry is currently the Knicks’ general manager, but he was hired by Steve Mills, who was fired as team president in February.
The Daily News also reported that Rose received permission to interview Cavaliers capologist Brock Aller for a front-office role with the Knicks before the league shutdown.