The Knicks announced another coaching hire — former Leon Rose client Aaron Brooks — along with two more scouts.
Brooks’ title is “two-way liaison” — the first usage of the position in the NBA. That means his focus will be primarily on the Knicks’ pair of two-way players who are only allowed to play in up to 50 regular-season NBA games.
The Knicks’ current two-way players are point guard Jared Harper and swingman Theo Pinson, one of Rose’s favorite former clients at Creative Artists Agency. Of course, the two-way players can change since those contracts aren’t guaranteed.
The issue of player development during this pandemic season is the G-League won’t have a standard campaign, but likely a bubble camp with 100 players. It’s one of the reasons the Knicks decided against using the 33rd pick last week and traded it away for a 2023 pick.
The Knicks also added two more scouts in Reggie Johnson and TJ Zanin, the brother of Knicks assistant GM Frank Zanin. Also announced and previously reported by The Post was the addition of Larry Greer as advance scout/assistant coach.
Brooks, 35, finished his professional playing career last winter in Australia. He played at Oregon when new Knicks assistant Kenny Payne was on staff there.
The Knicks now have eight assistant coaches to Tom Thibodeau. Owner James Dolan got salary relief when two of last season’s assistants, Kaleb Canales and Royal Ivey, hooked on with Indiana and Philadelphia, respectively.
And Wednesday, former interim head coach Mike Miller signed with OKC. All three had been under contract for this season.
The press release stated three video coordinators were also hired — Ike Azotam, Chris Santo and Gabriel Snider.