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Knicks hire Wesley as executive VP, seek July coach decision

William Sydney "Wes" Wesley
Posted at 8:29 PM, Jun 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-24 20:29:17-04

NEW YORK — William Wesley, known for his connections throughout basketball, has joined the New York Knicks as executive vice president/senior basketball adviser.

New president Leon Rose announced the hiring of “World Wide Wes” on Wednesday, saying he has known Wesley for more than 40 years and considers him family.

Rose also says he wants to hire a coach by the end of July. Rose worked closely with Wesley as a longtime player agent before he was hired by the Knicks in March, just before the coronavirus forced the suspension of the NBA season.

The Knicks also hired Alex Kline and TJ Zanin as scouts.