Alan Hahn of New York Newsday reports:

As Donnie Walsh prepares to make his exit from the Knicks’ front office, he puts his support behind the staff he leaves behind. And at this point, it is very possible that the franchise moves forward with a hierarchy that includes Glen Grunwald, Mark Warkentien, Allan Houston and Mike D’Antoni .

“I think if everybody is comfortable with that, that’s what they should do,” Walsh said of the committee approach. “I think they’re all qualified, they all like each other and they’ve been working together like that for a long time.”

With the focus currently on the No. 17 pick the Knicks have in Thursday’s NBA draft, the search for Walsh’s successor has not yet gotten under way. Walsh’s contract ends on June 30, as does most of his basketball operations staff, with the exception of Grunwald, who has been tapped to serve as interim general manager, and Houston, who has been promoted from assistant general manager to GM of the team’s D-League affiliate, the Erie BayHawks.