Knicks Hire Sedric Toney

John Barron of Helmville, Mont., puts straw down for his dogs at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race checkpoint in Nikolai, Alaska, Tuesday March 7, 2006. Four-time Iditarod champion Doug Swingley was the first musher to reach the checkpoint, followed by three-time champion Jeff King. Tuesday was the third day of the race.
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Sedric Toney, who played four seasons in the NBA, was hired Thursday as director of player personnel by the New York Knicks.

"He brings with him a wealth of basketball knowledge and experience," Scott Layden, vice president and general manager, said.

Toney will be responsible for the scouting department and help coordinate the team's college, CBA and international scouting initiatives. He also will help the Knicks prepare for the draft.

Toney, a guard, was selected in the third round of the 1985 draft by Atlanta. He later played for Phoenix, New York, Indiana, Atlanta again and Sacramento. For his career, he averaged 4.0 points a game in 100 games.

Most recently, Toney was a scout for the Vancouver Grizzlies.

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