Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The Knicks announced Tuesday that Grunwald was named executive vice president and general manager of the team. He had been serving in this role on an interim basis since July.
“Glen has done a terrific job this season,” Knicks owner James Dolan said in a statement. “He is an intelligent, seasoned executive and we look forward to him continuing in the role of General Manager for many years to come.”
Grunwald joined the Knicks on Sep. 6, 2006 as the team’s senior vice president, basketball operations, following a decade with the Toronto Raptors (1994-2004), including seven seasons as general manager. He has served as New York’s interim general manager since Jul. 1, 2011.
“It has been a great honor to be a part of this storied franchise for the past six seasons,” Grunwald said. “I would like to thank Mr. Dolan for this opportunity and look forward to building on our commitment to give our fans a team that they can be proud of today, and in the future.”
Since taking over for Donnie Walsh last summer, Grunwald continued the Knicks’ resurgence by engineering the stunning acquisition of reigning NBA championship center Tyson Chandler, and also added Jeremy Lin, Steve Novak, Baron Davis and J.R. Smith to blend with superstars Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire.
The Knicks are now poised for their second straight playoff appearance and currently sit as the No. 7 in the East.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.