Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry […] reach[ed] out to Rich Paul, [LeBron] James’ longtime agent and childhood friend from Akron, according to an NBA source.
Paul, the source said, gave Knicks brass the lowdown on Fizdale’s methods. Paul also represents Ben McLemore, a small forward whom Fizdale signed to play for Memphis last summer. However, Fizdale, 43, got fired during McLemore’s first season there.
Interestingly, Paul will also represent Miles Bridges, the Michigan State small forward the Knicks will consider if they stick at No. 9 in next month’s NBA draft.