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Knicks-Raptors lawsuit: New York asking for $10 million in damages, argue Adam Silver shouldn’t mediate

Knicks-Raptors lawsuit: New York asking for $10 million in damages, argue Adam Silver shouldn’t mediate

The New York Knicks have fired the latest salvo in their dispute with the Toronto Raptors. In a court filing on Monday, which was obtained by CBS Sports, the Knicks are asking for $10 million in damages and argue that NBA commissioner Adam Silver should not mediate the situation.

Back in August, the Knicks sued the Raptors and a number of their coaches over an alleged theft of proprietary information. According to the Knicks, Ikechukwu Azotam, who is now the Raptors’ head of video and an assistant player development coach, used his position with the Knicks, which he held from 2020-23, to steal “play frequency reports, a prep book for the 2022-23 season, video scouting files and materials and more” before joining the Raptors.

He did so, the Knicks allege, at the behest of Raptors head coach Darko Rajakovic, in order to help the first-year head coach “organize, plan, and structure the new coaching and video operations staff.”

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