The Knicks' brass reportedly met with Perry on Thursday in order to discuss details to make him the team's new general manager.
The Knicks might have their new general manager. The Kings granted Perry permission to speak with NY in order to "pursue a dream job", according to Wojnarowski.
Perry, 57, has successfully worked as an executive with the Pistons, Supersonics and Magic.
His stamp, along with Divac's was all over both the draft process and free agency as the Kings turned over eight of their 15 roster spots.More news: Nuggets to play in NBA Africa Game next month
Former Cavs GM David Griffin took himself out of the search because, among other things, he was uncomfortable with having to answer to Mills.
Perry started out in a management role with the Pistons in the early 2000s under Joe Dumars during their glory days, which included an National Basketball Association title in 2004.
Perry is available because when Rob Hennigan was sacked as the man in charge of the Orlando Magic, Perry - his assistant GM - was shown the door as well.
Perry is well respected around the National Basketball Association world, and has worked in numerous front offices, but he just joined the Kings back in April, which makes this news a bit surprising. He went to Orlando as assistant GM; he helped draft Victor Oladipo in 2013, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton in 2014 and Mario Hezonja in 2015.
Perry has only held his role in the Kings' front office for a few months.