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Report: Allan Houston likely being groomed to be next Knicks GM

Allan Houston could reportedly be the Knicks' next general manager in the near future. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Allan Houston could reportedly be the Knicks next general manager in the near future. (Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Former New York Knicks guard and current assistant general manager Allan Houston is likely being groomed as the team's next general manager, reports the Bleacher Report.

Steve Mills was hired by the team for that position on Thursday, sending former general manager Glen Grunwald to a role as an "advisor."

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Grunwald held the position for only two seasons.

Houston spent the final nine seasons of his 12-year NBA career with the Knicks, and is second in franchise history in three-pointers made and attempted.  He was appointed special assistant to former general manager and president Donnie Walsh in 2008.

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When taking a step back and analyzing (Mills' hiring), it actually makes sense, especially if Allan is to eventually become the GM of the Knicks. By working under Glen for a couple of years now, Allan has been getting an inside look and education at the engineering approach to the mathematical side of making a team an economic success. "And now, with a few years as an understudy beneath Mills, it would appear that Allan will now get an inside look and education to becoming a true blue-blood sports business professional in New York. Steve has the track record and pedigree of a top sports executive in the current sports and entertainment market. With those two experiences to add to his resume, above and beyond his deep-rooted ties to the Knicks organization, I believe Allan will be primed to become the GM in New York."