So, uh, most of you probably already know what it is, but some may have missed this bit of news because it surfaced during last night's game (which is kind of a fetish of Adrian Wojnarowski's). Nothing's been announced yet, but the word is that the Knicks will hire Mark Warkentien, the guy who used to run the Nuggetsas a "high-level consultant". Maybe that has ramifications on the Carmelo Anthony front. Maybe it's a new name to file away once Donnie Walsh decides to retire. Whatever the case, here's Mr. Wojnarowski (scroll down for some more stuff about that scouting investigation):
The hiring of Warkentien is expected to be a prelude to a larger and more specific front-office role in the future, but that’s still an issue to be worked out. As the Knicks work to acquire Anthony through a trade this season or in free agency this summer, there’s no minimizing Warkentien’s institutional knowledge of the Nuggets organization and ownership, as well as a strong relationship with Anthony.
Neat. I'm calling him Marky Wark.