Recall that Knicks Director of East Scouting (I assume this refers the east coast of the U.S. and not, say, Bhutan) got himself and the Knicks into a little bit of trouble when it was revealed that he'd conducted some shady pre-draft workouts in 2007. Months after that news broke, the league finally came down and fined both the individual and the organization. Now, months after that, Heard became one of many members of the New York staff to have his contract expire. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks will not be giving him a new one.
Rodney Heard, the New York Knicks scout who held clandestine predraft workouts in violation of NBA rules, has been let go by the team, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Heard did not have his contract renewed as the Knicks’ East Coast scouting director, sources said.
Probably wise, although this decision will obviously result in the Knicks falling below the league-implemented "Rodney" quota of one (1) "Rodney" per front office. With no end to the lockout in sight, there isn't much of a rush to appoint a new "Rodney", though sources with knowledge of the situation tell me that Dangerfield, Mullen, and Frelinghuysen are all expected to be candidates for the position.