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John Gabriel, a former N.B.A. executive of the year with the Orlando Magic, has joined the Knicks...

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John Gabriel, a former N.B.A. executive of the year with the Orlando Magic, has joined the Knicks’ revamped front office and will assume a key role in rebuilding the roster after seven straight losing seasons.

Knicks Add Top Executive - NYTimes.com You might remember Gabriel as the guy who cleared enough salary for the Magic to sign Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady to matching, maximum-level contracts in 1999. The Knicks have officially begun the LeBron James Salary Dump.