African-Americans dominate executive roles with Knicks, a rare situation even in the NBA — The Undefeated


BEVERLY HILLS, California – Steve Mills and Scott Perry sat in an empty Georgie Restaurant finishing a late lunch the Friday of NBA All-Star Weekend while talking about their common backgrounds and a patient plan to turn around the long-suffering New York Knicks.

The former bankers have nearly 50 years of experience combined in professional basketball. Both are former college basketball players and sons of trailblazing fathers. The Knicks first-year president and general manager also are African-American.

Mills and Perry are not only the lone African-American president of basketball operations and general manager combination in the NBA, they also lead a front office with several African-Americans in prominent positions.

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