The New York Knicks did the impossible Wednesday: They made a hire people didn’t immediately hate. The team brought in William Wesley, also known as “World Wide Wes”, as an adviser, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Wesley, 55, is a longtime coaching consultant at CAA. Wesley is close with new Knicks president Leon Rose.
The team announced the news Wednesday. In a statement, Rose called Wesley “one of the most well-connected and respected people in the basketball community.”
NEW YORK KNICKS NAME WILLIAM WESLEY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – SENIOR BASKETBALL ADVISOR pic.twitter.com/fEPxuvU0v3— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) June 24, 2020
Wesley will serve as the team’ executive vice president — senior basketball adviser under Rose.
World Wide Wes’ influences extend outside basketball. He’s one of the few basketball executives to receive a shoutout in a Jay Z song.
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