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New Regime This squad isn’t your old Knicks

NEW YORK – In yet another reset of the beleaguered New York Knicks franchise; there is hope for a youth revival.  All-star and future hall-of-famer, Carmelo Anthony (33) has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder to showcase his, “talent somewhere where he can win or chase that championship,” as former Knicks President, Phil Jackson once said.

The Knicks are now embarking on a much needed youth movement.  This is something fans have been clamoring about for some time now.  For some reason, a bevy of former Knicks hierarchy was under the misconception that only big names would make the Knicks champions or at the very least, winners.  The big names were streamed from the front office down to the players on the court.

As the entire free world could see, that didn’t work out too well for the Knicks.  In fact, it was an epic failure as the franchise closes in on year 48 since it’s last championship: Larry Brown, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkins and Isiah Lord Thomas just to name a few that tried their hand and name at redeeming the Knicks fortunes.  What the Knicks needed was for someone to have the basketballs and guts to wave the white flag and rebuild.

Enter Scott Perry.  He may not be a big name by any stretch of the imagination, but he’s a hard-worker and is well respected in and around NBA circles.  “Part of my job,” Perry said during Knicks media day Monday, “is to daily assess our roster, take phone calls and figure out ways to keep getting this basketball team better.’’

That’s not something Phil was known to do.  New Knicks President, Steve Mills is a lot more sociable and even likeable at this point in their basketball lives.

“Obviously now we have the opportunity to turn the page a little bit,’’ Perry said.  Knicks fans hope it’s the right page this time.

Jerald L. Hoover: PureSportsNY

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