The front office hierarchy of the New York Knicks under Leon Rose has been considered confusing by many league sources who spoke with Marc Berman of the New York Post. The confusion of who is in charge can get amplified during trade talks, which is why Rose put Gersson Rosas as the point man to communicate with Justin Zanik of the Utah Jazz on a Donovan Mitchell trade.

In addition to Rose and Rosas, the Knicks also have William Wesley, Brock Aller and Scott Perry in influential roles.

“Leon delegates too much — delegates to a fault," one coaching source said. “They had a breakaway layup and blew it."

The Knicks have also been inactive during each of the past two trade deadlines. 

People around the league say Tom Thibodeau was disheartened when the Knicks were unable to trade for Mitchell.