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Ridgewood NJ, the New York Knickerbockers announced the hiring of Ridgewood native Michael Arcieri as director, basketball strategy and Fred Cofield as scout.
Arcieri was brought in by General manager Scott Perry who is in the process of reshaping the Knicks front office .
Arcieri is one of five additions to the front-office , including Gerald Madkins has been named assistant general manager, Craig Robinson as vice president, player development and G League operations, Harold Ellis as director, player personnel, and Fred Cofield as scout.
Arcieri, spent the past five seasons with Orlando, most recently serving as director of basketball operations during the 2016-17 season after being the director of basketball administration since 2012-13. His responsibilities included: CBA operations and legal counsel and compliance, salary cap and roster management, contract drafting and execution, player trade and negotiation assistance, budget development and oversight, as well as player evaluation. Prior to joining Orlando, he was on the team counsel with Texas (Developmental League) and a high school coach at Old Tappan, NJ. He was raised in Whitestone (Queens) and Ridgewood, NJ and is a graduate of Bergen Catholic HS, Wesleyan University and Brooklyn Law School.