Knicks news: Thunder GM Sam Presti has fans within New York organization
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Thunder GM Sam Presti has fans within Knicks organization

Sam Presti, Thunder, Knicks

The New York Knicks are an organization in flux. In the wake of firing head coach David Fizdale last week, the team will forge forth with interim coach Mike Miller. However, the threat of even bigger changes permeates from the front office, with president Steve Mills reportedly facing job security issues of his own.

One of the names listed by Ian Begley of SNY as a possible candidate to fill Mills’ role should he ultimately be moved is current Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti.

There have been no indications either that Mills will be replaced from his role or that Presti would be interested in taking the job, but he reportedly “has fans within the organization.”

Presti has been in his current gig with Oklahoma City (and previously the Seattle SuperSonics) since June 2007 and has overseen a complete transformation of the Thunder franchise in more ways than one. After leading the franchise through the years highlighted by the trio of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden, Presti is now undergoing another rebuild.

The Knicks, of course, are in the midst of a rebuild of their own.

The franchise brought in multiple veteran during the summer in the wake of striking out on the major free-agent market, and the results so far have yielded 4-20 results. The team boasts multiple young pieces that could be appealing to Presti — a Massachusetts native — should he ultimately decide that New York boasts a better future outlook than Oklahoma City.