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Report: Kings VP Scott Perry Agrees to Become Knicks New GM

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    Report: Kings VP Scott Perry Agrees to Become Knicks New GM
    James Ham
    Report: Kings VP Scott Perry agrees to become Knicks new GM

    Update (2:16 p.m.):Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago reports Kings VP Scott Perry has agreed to become the new GM of the New York Knicks.

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    Scott Perry might have the shortest tenure of any Sacramento Kings executive in team history. According to Adrian Wojnarowski and Ian Begley of ESPN, Perry, 53, is in talks with the New York Knicks to become their new general manager. 

    Perry joined the Kings in April as the team's Executive VP of Basketball Operations under Vlade Divac and made an immediate impact on the franchise. The long time exec used his clout around NBA circles to help land interviews or workouts with eight of the top 22 players in the 2017 NBA Draft. 

    His stamp, along with Divac's was all over both the draft process and free agency as the Kings turned over eight of their 15 roster spots. 

    According to the report, Sacramento granted permission to New York, allowing him to chase the high profile position Wojnarowski deemed, "a dream job." 

    A league source has confirmed to NBC Sports California that Kings have been supportive of Perry throughout the process. While he is highly regarded by the team, they have fortified their front office over the last two summers, adding talent that was likely to draw the attention of other teams.

    While Divac has been the main decision maker over the past two seasons, the front office has continued to grow. Peja Stojakovic and Mike Bratz are holdovers, but Sacramento added assistant general manager Ken Catanella in 2016 and they have revamped their analytics department, hiring Luke Bornn, who is in the process of adding to his analytics staff.