The Nuggets let general manager Mark Warkentien go on Tuesday and he is expected to be a candidate for the job in New York should Donnie Walsh decide to make a hire.
The New York Post reported recently that Warkentien, a friend of Walsh's, had a preliminary interview with the Knicks last summer after being given permission by the Nuggets owner.
Sounds like Nuggets Ex GM Mark Warkentien may be some of Allan Houston's competition for the GM spot. Honestly, I love Allan Houston but at this point I'd rather have an established GM that worked for a contending team. We are rising as a franchise and bringing in Houston is a big risk. He has no GM experience so giving him the job is a gamble in case he screws us due to his inexperience. Plus Donnie's apprentices didn't really have much success when Donnie let them fly out on their own. So I'd take Warkentien at this point but keep Houston as Donnie's assistant or promote him to a different position. I'd like him to stay a part of the Knicks but I'm not yet sold on the idea of him becoming our General Manager. I don't know much about Warkentien but he came from Denver so he has to know how to succeed and be smart about it. I'm hoping whatever decision we make doesn't bite us in the rear.