Grunfeld's return was first reported by The Washington Post on its website. "We're going to have another high pick that we're going to have to get into the mix so it remains to be seen exactly where we are in that rebuild," Grunfeld said. Grunfeld joined the Wizards in June 2003, and with Gilbert Arenas leading the way, the team made a run of four consecutive playoff appearances. Grunfeld added Brazilian big man Nene in a trade-deadline deal in March, shipping away talented-but-slow-to-mature young players JaVale McGee and Nick Young. As GM of the Knicks, he orchestrated two controversial trades for Marcus Camby and Latrell Sprewell, deals that seemed to take the Knicks nowhere fast until he was dismissed just weeks before then-coach Jeff Van Gundy started to play the two speedsters more often. And it's never easy criticizing anyone's employment in this day and age any day and age, really so understand that we don't go into this giddy at the prospect of wondering why someone got a gig.