Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said the team wants to keep point guard Jeremy Lin going forward and remains hopeful that the upcoming “Bird Rights” hearing on Lin and Steve Novak will go their way.
On a conference call to announce Mike Woodson as the team’s coach, Grunwald said he “can’t see a scenario where we don’t keep Lin,” a restricted free agent this summer.
“The rules are what they are and that’s what they say,” Grunwald added.
“We can keep him if we want and we do want to keep him. And I believe that Jeremy had a great experience here and I believe he wants to come back.”
Lin’s agent, Roger Montgomery, recently told the New York Post there was no guarantee that Lin would return even though the Knicks control his rights.