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Report: Knicks’ Leon Rose impressed by Mike Miller after only 10 days on the job

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New York Knicks new president of basketball operations Leon Rose is reportedly impressed by the job interim head coach Mike Miller has done, per Ian Begley of SNY.

Some prominent people at Madison Square Garden would like to see Miller have a role with the Knicks next season, regardless of who Rose hires as the head coach. Rose was only on the job for 10 days before the season was suspended, but that was long enough to gain a positive first impression of Miller:

Rose had said during that time that he’d been impressed by the way Miller handled the team and respected the job he’d done since taking over in early December, per SNY sources.

Because of those on- and off-court performances, some prominent people at Madison Square Garden would like to see Miller have a role with the team next season, regardless of who Rose hires as the head coach, sources say.

Before the NBA suspended the season, the Knicks had a record of just 21-45. They were in 12th place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Knicks are 17-27 under Miller, who took over for David Fizdale after New York fired the former Miami Heat top assistant and Memphis Grizzlies coach.

Rose has a strong relationship with former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy, as well as Tom Thibodeau, who used to be an assistant in New York. Most pundits expect Rose to pursue both men.

The 2012-13 season was the last time the Knicks had a winning record and made the playoffs. It will be interesting to see if Rose moves on from Miller.