Sep 30, 2013; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills answers questions during media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Knicks' Steve Mills in running for top NBA Union Job

Since Steve Mills returned to the New York Knicks prior to training camp as the team’s general manager and president, he likely has had the easiest job in the world.

Sep 30, 2013; Tarrytown, NY, USA; New York Knicks president and general manager Steve Mills answers questions during media day at MSG Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Mills has been paid handsomely by the Knicks to do absolutely nothing for a year and not talk about it.

That all could change though soon.

Mills is once again a strong candidate to become the next executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, reports Frank Isola of the New York Daily News

Many around the NBA had considered it a foregone conclusion that Mills would head the players union last summer, but that all took a sudden turn when Knicks owner James Dolan surprisingly hired Mills to head the Knicks front office.

The renewed interest in the player’s union gig makes sense for Mills as he lost his title of team president to Phil Jackson and many believe that he will be reassigned from his current role of general manager.

The NBA union recently formed a search committee, headed by Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, to come up with a replacement for Billy Hunter, who was ousted in February 2013.

Mills is likely to be very high on their list.

He would be much more useful to the NBA then he would be to the Knicks.

 

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