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D-League, NBA / Jun 8, 2011 / 3:00 pm

Donnie Walsh Appoints Allan Houston As New GM

Allan Houston

Allan Houston

Knicks fans have probably been wondering why the team has worked out so many second-round prospects. Now they have an answer. In a joint announcement, it was revealed today that the Knicks and the Erie BayHawks of the NBA D-League will band together in a single affiliation partnership starting next season. Fully controlling the BayHawks’ basketball operations, the Knicks become the sixth NBA team to add a one-to-one D-League affiliate.

This new partnership has also allowed the Knicks to insert Allan Houston as the BayHawks’ official general manager. The appointment was made by the Knicks’ soon-to-be former President of Basketball Operations Donnie Walsh. Widely considered a future candidate for the Knicks’ GM position, Houston will now have the time to familiarize himself with ins and outs of the role of general manager and gain the necessary experience to be successful in the NBA.

“The opportunity to have this new agreement with the Erie BayHawks and the NBA D-League is very exciting for the New York Knicks,” said Houston. “The impact of the NBA D-League continues to grow, and we look forward to this partnership.”

“The New York Knicks’ single affiliation partnership with the Erie BayHawks marks yet another positive step forward in the NBA D-League’s continued evolution as the NBA’s official minor league,” said NBA D-League President Dan Reed. “We’re very excited to have the Knicks join a growing number of NBA teams who are realizing the benefits of a one-to-one relationship with their NBA D-League affiliate.”

The other six teams with the same one-to-one affiliation include the Rockets (Rio Grande Valley Vipers), Nets (Springfield Armor), Thunder (Tulsa 66ers), Spurs (Austin Toros) and Mavericks (Texas Legends).

Note: The BayHawks were previously affiliated with the Cavaliers and Raptors. Their new NBA D-League affiliates will be announced at a later date.

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  • heckler

    D-League GM?

    hahahaha.

  • hahns

    what a deceiving article title…

  • http://www.dimemag.com Aron Phillips

    @ hahns

    You gotta read the article! Haha. It’s 100 percent true.

  • Jade

    Whats funny about that ??? Name one GM in the past 30 years that was as young as he will be when he gets the NBA gig….and then name someone not related to the owner !!!

  • heckler

    @ Jade

    Sam Presti.
    30yrs old in Seattle.

  • http://www.wtf.com Chicagorilla

    wow….I wonder if he is working for free since he owes them a few gazillion dollars.

  • SoulChorea

    WOW. Mad misleading title LOL y’all did that on PURPOSE haha. I was all about to post the article on my FB page based on the title alone, and all of a sudden I see “BayHawks”.

  • Ben1en

    The Knicks should draft John Holland out of BU, he can develop in the D-League and then be a scorer off the bench in the NBA. Do it Allan!

  • KCL

    Gosh Dime I didn’t think you guys were into deceiving sports article titles, what is this fox sports? who gives a fuck about the knicks d-league gm? yall suck for that one I want those 2 minutes of my life back.

  • NYK

    can i sue you guys for this?