The New York Knicks hired William Wesley to be their executive Vice President/Senior Basketball Advisor on Wednesday.
Wesley has been a consultant in the coaching division of CAA for 13 years. The Knicks hiring Wesley is no surprise since he has a personal relationship with new president Leon Rose. They both worked together at CAA.
“My long history with and respect for Jim Dolan and Leon Rose, as well as the chance to be part of the New York Knicks, made this an opportunity I wanted to pursue,” Wesley said in a statement. “I look forward to joining the current staff and moving the organization toward a successful future.”
Rose also issued a statement.
“We are very excited to announce the hiring of William Wesley, someone that I have known for over 40 years and consider to be family. He is one of the most well-connected and respected; people in the basketball community and he will be a tremendous asset and resource to both myself and the New York Knicks.”
Wesley isn’t the Knicks only new hire. The Knicks have also hired Alex Kline and T.J. Zaniness as scouts. This season is the seventh straight season that the Knicks haven’t made the playoffs.