New York Knicks hire Jazz executive Walt Perrin


Perrin had been with the Jazz for 19 years

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Sports) – The Utah Jazz are losing longtime executive Walt Perrin to the New York Knicks.

The Knicks have hired Perrin to be the team’s new assistant general manager.

“Walt Perrin has been a tremendous asset to the Jazz organization over the past 19 seasons,” said Dennis Lindsey, Jazz executive vice president of basketball operations. “His work overseeing player personnel, including his enormous impact on our draft acquisitions, has been an invaluable part of our franchise’s success and he will be missed. We wish Walt all the best in his new role with the New York Knicks.”

With Perrin leading the Jazz scouting efforts, Utah drafted five all-star players in Donovan Mitchell, Rudy Gobert, Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap and Deron Williams.

Perrin was responsible for setting up all the pre-draft workouts for the Jazz.

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