Knicks Hire Mark Warkentien as Director of Pro Player Personnel

The New York Knicks hired Mark Warkentien as director of pro player personnel, the National Basketball Association team said in a statement.

Warkentien was formerly vice president of basketball operations for the Denver Nuggets. He’ll consult with team president Donnie Walsh on the NBA draft, have scouting assignments and will advise on personnel moves, the team said.

Warkentien previously worked in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Seattle SuperSonics. He also spent 11 years in the basketball operations department at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

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