James Dolan is targeting Masai Ujiri to eventually run the New York Knicks.
Dolan fired longtime executive Steve Mills on Tuesday.
Dolan has long been interested in hiring Ujiri. Ujiri is under contract with the Toronto Raptors through the 20-21 season. The Knicks are reluctant to part with draft compensation to the Raptors for Ujiri, which would be a requirement for him to be let out of his contract.
Scott Perry will run the Knicks' basketball operations for the foreseeable future.