The former Cavaliers general manager was considered the favorite to take over as New York's GM, but reports are that current GM Steve Mills made a power play. Steve Mills is the acting team president and met with Griffin in NY on Friday, according to The Post's Marc Berman. He did so after he couldn't come to an agreement on the right role with the embattled NY franchise.
With Griffin having withdrawn from consideration, sources with knowledge of the Knicks thinking said Mills will continue to lead the Knicks' front office for the foreseeable future, as he has throughout free agency.
The Cavaliers announced on June 19 that Griffin's contract would not be renewed.
Jackson was hired after a historic coaching career that included 11 NBA titles, but he struggled to make progress in NY with a three-year record of 80-166 since he took over the role as team president and head of basketball operations, including a franchise-worst 17-65 in 2014-15.
Griffin did not come to terms on a new contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason despite shaping a roster that helped them reach each of the past three NBA Finals, including a championship in 2016. The team said it was a mutual decision.
In Jackson's three full seasons at the helm, NY lost at least 50 games three times, and it hasn't reached the playoffs since 2012-13.
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