(NEW YORK) — Up until last season, the New York Knicks weren’t exactly the most stabile franchise on and off the court. But times have changed as the Knicks find themselves with back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in eleven years. The team can largely thank interim general manager Glen Grunwald, and now the team is rewarding him for his efforts. The Knicks have removed the interim tag on Grunwald, making him the full-time general manager of the team.
Since being named the interim general manager, Grunwald has set the foundation of a promising Knicks team that is picking up a lot of momentum heading into the postseason.
Over the summer, Grunwald signed center Tyson Chandler, who has been one of the best defensive players in the NBA this season. He also brought in reserves Steve Novak and J.R. Smith. But perhaps Grunwald’s best, or most high profile move, was when he signed point guard Jeremy Lin shortly after the season started.
“Glen has done a terrific job,” Knicks owner James Dolan said. “He’s intelligent, seasoned executive and we look forward to him continuing in the role of General Manager for many years to come.”
Grunwald first joined the Knicks on September 6, 2006, as the team’s senior vice president of basketball operations.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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