Knicks Firing President Steve Mills Right Before Trade Deadline is Pretty Much Classic Knicks

New York Knicks president Steve Mills
New York Knicks president Steve Mills | Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

That's sooooooo Knicksy! With the NBA trade deadline just two days away, the New York Knickerbockers and their maddeningly derptastic owner, Gentleman Jim Dolan, have opted to sack the head of their front office.

Team president Steve Mills has been fired, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Mills, who previously served as both executive vice president and general manager before losing both positions and later being brought back as president, first came to the NBA in 1984 as a staffer with the league office. He joined the Madison Square Garden company as an executive in 2003.

Most recently, he ran the Knicks front office alongside GM Scott Perry. Now, he's out once again with the team in the midst of yet another rough, perilous slog of a rebuild.

It's not clear what the long-term plan is at MSG for this team, but then again, there never is and never was. In many ways, firing Mills doesn't really make things any better or worse. For that reason, perhaps, the beleaguered fans in the Five Boroughs can take solace in the fact that they may not actually be any worse off than they were before.