The New York Knicks released a statement distancing themselves from Steve Stoute's comments about the future of interim coach Mike Miller.

Stoute, whose company was recently hired to remake the Knicks brand, made his comments on ESPN's First Take.

"They got some young players -- you see RJ Barrett, Mitch Robinson. They got something to work with. And getting a coach in there and ultimately getting a coach and a coaching staff that's going to help develop a team. That's what I expect to happen so that we can actually get what you expect from a New York team. ... Having a coach like that who has the magnitude and gravitas so that the media would love to talk to him and believe him, I think that's super important," said Stoute.

The Knicks then released a statement that "any decisions regarding the operations of the team will be made by the new President of the New York Knicks."

The team also released a statement from Stoute saying that "in my excitement to defend the Knicks on live TV today, I inadvertently insinuated about Knicks personnel."