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Agents, execs rip 'absurd' Knicks' GM firing

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09:19 AM ET 09.28 | Rick Kaplan, the agent for Marcus Camby, pounded the Knicks for their handling of former general manager Glen Grunwald, stripped of his duties four days before training camp. The Knicks have brought back their former executive, Steve Mills, to be their new president/general manager after Grunwald retooled the club all summer. Kaplan goes way back with Grunwald, to when Camby was in Toronto. "Steve is a great guy, but Glen's firing is absurd," Kaplan stated in a text message Friday morning to The Post. "He did a great job in a challenging environment. Turns out it was a thankless job." Several league executives were genuinely shocked at the timing of the move, as was Carmelo Anthony. "I was shocked," Anthony said at a promotional event. "I never heard about it and nobody knew it was coming."

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September 28, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Ho boy!

September 28, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Grunwald is a classy individual. I was really surprised when he first signed with Knicks.

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September 28, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Failure Wasn't An Option, bro.

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September 28, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Preparing the way fot the return of the prodigal son?

The Knicks deserve this.

September 28, 2013  10:33 AM ET

I guess the sign is pointing towards the Knicks going back to mediocrity! grunwald continued the positive direction that the Knicks were going after Donnie left. Now they bring back the man that was in charge of the Knicks' worst decade.

September 28, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Grunwald is a classy individual. I was really surprised when he first signed with Knicks.

While I agree that this was a bonehead move, I must also point out that you would have likely said the same if Jack the Ripper were hired and the fired by the Knicks. Your credibility on these topics is highly suspect.

September 28, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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The Knicks deserve this.

They certainly do.

September 28, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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While I agree that this was a bonehead move, I must also point out that you would have likely said the same if Jack the Ripper were hired and the fired by the Knicks. Your credibility on these topics is highly suspect.

You forget he was the GM with the Mighty Raptors prior to joining the Dolan's zoo

September 28, 2013  11:07 AM ET

As a part-time fan I am not amused that the Knicks seem to be undoing all the effort Walsh made in cleaning up the team. While they are still NY's team a couple of titles by the Nets and the tables will turn. Of course that is not very likely.

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September 28, 2013  11:48 AM ET
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Preparing the way fot the return of the prodigal son?

could you imagine the outrage from knicks fans if that happened?

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September 28, 2013  12:00 PM ET
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I think more Knicks fans would jump ship. Sometimes fans get fed up with supporting a team that keeps repeating mistakes.

We've all felt that frustration with losing seasons, but knicks fans deserve better. They are in one of the premier markets in the USA and in the entire world, there is no reason why NYC isn't contending for titles afew times a decade like LA.

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September 28, 2013  12:05 PM ET
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Totally agree. But I wasn't referring to a losing season as much as I was referring to ownership that keeps making the same stupid decisions. That's the sort of stuff that drives fans crazy. No doubt the Knicks needs some good leadership because they should be contending more often than they are.

Consistency starts at the top.

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September 28, 2013  12:20 PM ET
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Consistency starts at the top.

So does lousy and stupid, obviously.

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