A person with knowledge of the situation says the Utah Jazz have reached agreements with Justin Zanik and David Morway to join the front office. Zanik returns to the Jazz after serving as assistant general manager from 2012-16, the person told The Associated Press on Friday. Zanik, a former agent, had been hired as assistant general manager with the Milwaukee Bucks and was expected to succeed general manager John Hammond one day.
Gerald Madkins, who spent the last five seasons working as an executive in the Clippers’ front office, has taken a job with the New York Knicks to become the team’s assistant general manager, said NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. Madkins joins newly promoted President Steven Mills and just-hired General Manager Scott Perry to form a top-notch league front office with the Knicks, making them the most prominent African American trio in the NBA. Madkins and Perry have a history, the two of them having worked in the front office with the Seattle SuperSonics. Madkins was the director of West Coast scouting. With his contract having expired with the Clippers in