Despite some exploratory discussion of bringing William "World Wide Wes" Wesley into the front office alongside NBA agent Leon Rose, sources have told Shams Charania of the Athletic that the idea is no longer expected to come to fruition.
Wesley, who has had a longstanding partnership with Rose over the years, has also been involved in multiple ventures that worked closely with the league.
However, Wesley's many ventures would make it difficult for him to take on a formal title with the Knicks, despite the team "surely" having a position within their front office available for him should he want one, according to Charania.
A source told SNY's Ian Begley that Wesley's decision was unrelated to anything regarding Steve Stoute and First Take. A role for Wesley was discussed internally, a source confirmed to Begley. Meanwhile, a lack of a formal role doesn't preclude Wesley from advising/assisting Rose in his role as Knicks president.
Rose, who has all but been named the next President of Basketball Operations for the Knicks, still needs to go through the process of leaving his agency, Creative Artists Association (CAA), where he represents the likes of Joel Embiid, Devin Booker, Chris Paul, Karl Anthony-Towns, Carmelo Anthony and Kyle Kuzma.
But even if Rose officially becomes the next president, it looks like he'll be without Wesley in the front office.