Frank Zanin, the pro personnel scout for the Oklahoma City Thunder for the past four years, is now the pro personnel scout for the New York Knicks.
Frank Zanin has known Leon Rose for many years, ever since Zanin started his NBA career in Philadelphia, where he first worked under Billy King.
Four years ago, Sam Presti hired Frank Zanin from Brooklyn, and GM Billy King. At the time, Zanin was the Nets assistant general manager. With the Knicks, Zanin will continue to be an assistant general manager under Scott Perry. It will be Frank’s job to find players that will help grow the Knicks into a championship team on a pro-level.
Last season’s Knicks free agent signings have been a bust so far. The team has only won four more games than last year. With only sixteen games left in a season that may or may not resume for them, it doesn’t appear they would have won many more.
Unfortunately, this year’s free agent class isn’t very good. The only supermax player is Anthony Davis. Although The Brow has sold his California home, no one believes he will leave the Lakers. Other than Davis, Brandon Ingram, Marvin Bagley III, Montrezl Harrell, De’Aaron Fox, Austin Rivers, and Carmelo Anthony are the only players who could help turn this ship around.
Anthony could put his stamp on the Knicks. He would be a great locker room veteran, teaching the young players the ins and outs of New York, on and off the court. In addition to still being a substantive player.