Knicks’ Scott Perry emerges as candidate for Blazers’ opening – MajorUpdates

Knicks normal supervisor Scott Perry already has emerged as a candidate to interchange fired Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey, according a report by Yahoo Sports. 

Olshey was axed Friday after an impartial investigation decided he violated the group’s code of conduct. The Blazers introduced final month that they had employed a personal legislation agency to analyze “concerns around the workplace environment by non-player personnel at the practice facility.” 

Perry, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Knicks earlier than this season, was a member of the Pistons’ entrance workplace when present Portland coach Chauncey Billups performed for Detroit. Chicago Bulls GM Marc Eversley additionally is anticipated to be thought of for the put up, according to the report. 

It is unclear how Portland’s entrance workplace shakeup will have an effect on the standing of All-Star guard Damian Lillard, a participant whose state of affairs the Knicks have continued to observe. 

Scott Perry has prior expertise with new Blazers’ head coach Chauncey Billups.
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Knicks massive man Taj Gibson didn’t suppose he did sufficient to advantage two technical fouls and an automated ejection after arguing with the officers within 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 mentioned. “I’ve a great relationship with all of the refs within the league. … I perceive we now have to work with them. So it’s like a co-worker, I do know it’s a must to perceive the fundamentals, however I do know all of them by coronary heart. I speak to them earlier than the sport. 

“I didn’t think he was going that far … I just thought it was going to be one [technical]. I understood it would have been a tech, I just wanted to get one, just so he would understand where I’m coming from. I would have talked to him at halftime and we would have talked about it and moved on. But I didn’t really think it would have been an ejection. That’s why I left in a timely fashion. I was disappointed I let my teammates down, but I just got to move on and be better for the next one.” 

RJ Barrett (non-COVID sickness) has been listed as possible for Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Nuggets. Nerlens Noel (knee) is questionable, however “went through practice [Friday] and we’ll see how he feels,” coach Tom Thibodeau mentioned.

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