It seems the New York Knicks have brought an old ’90s rival on board to shape the future of the franchise.
On Thursday, The New York Post’s Marc Berman reported that the Knicks had hired Tim Hardaway Sr. as their newest scout. The franchise has not publicly announced the acquisition of the former Star Point man this season.
Hardaway was an assistant coach to former Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy from 2014 to 2018.
Hardaway was the heart and soul of the ’90s Miami Heat, who fought drawn-out playoff battles with the Knicks throughout the decade. Prior to that, he was a member of the RunTMC Golden State Warriors, as well as Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin. In their time, the trio was an offensive nightmare for their opponents.
After nearly 20 years of waiting for retirement, his name will be memorialized in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2022 on September 10. If Hardaway can add anything to a dormant Knicks franchise in terms of scouting, it would be a needed welcome to the organization.