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Amid a 2019-20 season that had the Knicks headed into yet one more draft lottery, stories flew that Knicks proprietor James Dolan was prepared to pounce on Raptors president Masai Ujiri to lead the staff’s entrance workplace.
According to sources, Dolan felt Ujiri, who constructed the Raptors right into a championship staff in 2019 and whose contract was set to expire in 2021, didn’t squash these stories as a result of he was utilizing the Knicks to drive up his value in Toronto. That was unfaithful. Furthermore, Dolan didn’t need to hand over draft-pick compensation luring Ujiri out of his Raptors deal would have price.
As a end result, Dolan ended up changing then-president Steve Mills in March 2020 with two people from the agent universe: Leon Rose and his unofficial right-hand man at CAA, William Wesley.