The turnover in the New York Knicks’ front office continues. Longtime executive Mark Hughes has been hired away by the Clippers, according to Shams Charania.
The Los Angeles Clippers are hiring Knicks executive Mark Hughes as assistant general manager, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 24, 2017
Hughes has been with the Knicks since 2007. He served as a scout until 2011, when he was promoted to Director of Player Personnel. In 2016-17 he served as director of scouting for the West region. He will now serve under Mitch Winger, who took the Clippers’ general manager position this week after moving over from Oklahoma City’s front office.
No word yet as to who will replace Hughes, but there is no shortage of fresh bodies in the MSG offices who could take the job. Since GM Scott Perry has been hired, the Knicks have hired five new executives: Harold Ellis (Director, Player Personnel), Michael Arcieri (Director, Basketball Strategy), Fred Cofield (Scout), Craig Robinson (Vice President, Basketball Development) and Gerald Madkins (Assistant General Manager).