Knicks expected to part ways with Madkins, others

Former NBA guard Gerald Madkins currently serves as an assistant GM with the Knicks. File photo

The New York Knicks are not likely to retain front office members Gerald Madkins, Craig Robinson or Harold Ellis, as new team president Leon Rose continues to turn over the front office, as relayed by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

While Bondy reported that nothing is official, Madkins, Robinson and Ellis were inherited by Rose from the former regime — so it wouldn’t necessarily be surprising if a parting of ways results.

Within the past few weeks, Rose has reportedly hired Cleveland Cavaliers cap expert Brock Aller, Utah Jazz VP of player personnel Walt Perrin and Oklahoma City Thunder scout Frank Zanin to key positions in the front office.

Madkins, 51, is a former columnist for Full-Court Press, a predecessor to He spent time as a guard in the NBA with the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the 1990s and currently serves as an assistant GM with the Knicks.

Robinson, 58, is the former coach at Oregon State and is the brother-in-law to former president Barack Obama. He serves as the Knicks’ VP for player and organizational development.

Ellis, 49, has been the director of player personnel for the Knicks since 2017. He has also worked as the director of scouting for the Orlando Magic and as a scout for the Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks.

The Knicks (21-45) were in 12th place in the Eastern Conference when the NBA went on hiatus.

Sam Amico covers pro basketball for Sports Illustrated. Follow him @AmicoHoops.