Knicks President Steve Mills voiced his support for coach Jeff Hornacek after a 1-3 start to the season.
"We're not dictating who plays," Mills said, according to Newsday. "We don't tell Jeff who to play. Jeff understands our strategy as a whole and went these guys to develop. At the end of the day, we tell the players and we tell Jeff that you got to earn your minutes.
Mills highlighted the importance of keeping things steady as the new-look Knicks continue their season.
"Stability is important and we've preached it to our players, we've communicated to our fans," Mills said Sunday, according to Newsday. "Jeff, Scott and I are in this together, and we want to make sure we're growing as a team and we're doing the things that we said we were going to do over the summer."
The Knicks' president also reiterated the team's committment to rookie Frank Ntilikina, whose name was involved in trade rumors. Ntilikina, who was chosen by the Knicks in the first round of the 2017 draft, had nine points, two rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the team's 107-86 win over the Nets on Friday.
Mills was elevated to president this off-season following the departure of Phil Jackson. Scott Perry was hired to serve as the team's general manager following a brief stint as the VP of Basketball Operations for the Sacramento Kings. Previously, Perry was the VP and assistant GM of the Orlando Magic from 2012 until earlier this year.