With Griffin's pull-out, Steve Mills will continue his work as general manager until the Knicks find a replacement.
A source told the Daily News that one of Griffin's requests was to remove Houston, who has been with the Knicks as a player or an executive for the majority of the last 20 years.
The belief that Houston is in line to take over as general manager is a long-standing rumor and if this latest report is accurate, it would seem to lend some validity to that.
The Cavaliers announced on June 19 that Griffin's contract would not be renewed.
The Post reported that Griffin wanted to hire his own scouting staff, while the Knicks' has remained mostly in place for years, even predating Jackson. However, less than 48 hours later, Griffin had withdrawn his name from consideration by the team, according to a person in basketball with knowledge of the situation.
Griffin was the general manager in Cleveland for three seasons and helped the Cavs to their first National Basketball Association title in the 2015-16 season.
Griffin was instrumental in turning the Cleveland Cavaliers into a powerhouse squad in the Eastern Conference.
So Griffin departed, immediately becoming a desirable option for any team looking for someone to run its basketball operations. Mills has been the Knicks' acting president since Jackson's departure and signed Hardaway Jr.to a surprising four-year, $71 million offer sheet last week. He was responsible for acquiring Kevin Love after LeBron James returned to Cleveland, and was part of the decision to make Tyronn Lue head coach in 2016 after firing David Blatt.
The music mogul has been relatively idle since his $3bn Beats By Dre deal, which saw him selling his headphone business to Apple. Dre produced Eminem's 1999 debut, "The Real Slim Shady ", and played a major role in bringing the rapper to the world.
Monday is a rest day and the fight for the overall title is set to resume next Thursday with the first big Pyrenean stage. Although the group went with Aru, they neutralised the Astana rider, and allowed Froome to get back into the group.
The agency singled out health care, social assistance, financial activities and mining as sectors where jobs were added. When those workers are taken into account, the jobless rate rose to 8.6 percent last month from 8.4 percent in May.
Challenge Tour player Gavin Moynihan finished as the leading home player in a share of 20th place on 13 under after a closing 64. Southgate's share of second was the best finish of his career to date, eclipsing his fourth place in the same event past year .
A woman who called 911 was sitting in her auto outside her house when she saw two men enter the home where the shooting unfolded. One is critical, three are in fair condition and one is stable, the hospital said. "There was little kids hurt and everything".
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) today said it could be many months before civilians are able to return to their homes. The Islamic State has been steadily beaten back over the past year and is showing signs of crumbling.
Trump Jr. met with Veselnitskaya because she promised information that could be damaging to Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton . The meeting was also attended by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
He said he and his friends had not made plans to join this year's yatra , but had suddenly chose to sign up for the pilgrimage. It is also reported that the bus company did not follow the norm of registering the vehicle with the Amarnath shrine board.
Japan floods death toll rises to 15
Volunteers from within and outside Fukuoka began gathering in Asakura to help remove sand and soil from houses. Kyushu is the name of the southwestern main island that includes Fukuoka and Oita.
UNESCO puts Hebron in danger list
In an intractable and long-running battle, Unesco's recognition is, at least, a move in the right direction for Palestinians. She would not comment on whether Hebron had been recognised as Palestinian, saying the exact wording would be decided later.
Vladimir Putin Warns Against 'Losing Cool' On North Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in said the test indicated a quicker than expected pace of the North's ICBM program. The Air Force, in a statement, called the mission a "demonstration of the ironclad US commitment to our allies".
Iraq Declares Victory Over IS in Mosul
Earlier yesterday, Iraq's Joint Operations Command had said it killed "30 terrorists" trying to escape across the river. The attack was supported by aircraft and military advisers of the worldwide coalition led by the United States.
India post challenging total vs West Indies
Taylor, who opened the bowling along with Samuel Badree, finished with two for 31, and Williams two for 42. Kohli may also make some changes in the playing XI with the kind of depth India has got in their squad .