Rick Kaplan the agent for Marcus Camby pounded the Knicks for their handling of former general manager Glen Grunwald stripped of his duties four days before training camp.

The Knicks have brought back their former executive Steve Mills to be their new president/general manager after Grunwald retooled the club all summer. Kaplan goes way back with Grunwald to when Camby was in Toronto.

“Steve is a great guy but Glen’s firing is absurd’’ Kaplan stated in a text message Friday morning to The Post. “He did a great job in a challenging environment. Turns out it was a thankless job.’’

Several league executives were genuinely shocked at the timing of the move as was Carmelo Anthony.
“I was shocked’’ Anthony said at a promotional event. “I never heard about it and nobody knew it was coming.’’

The Post has learned the Knicks would have made the announcement “a few days sooner’’ if not for Wednesday’s planned NBA press conference in Greenwich Village in which commissioner David Stern announced the All-Star Game was coming to New York in 2015.

Dolan was at the event and both the Knicks and NBA didn’t want the Mills-Grunwald shakeup to upstage the presser according to sources.

But one NBA GM said Friday: “If you’re looking for logic within Dolan’s Knicks you’re looking in the wrong place.’’

Contacted at the NBA offices Stern defended the Knicks decision lauding Mills who worked with Stern in the 1990s. Stern said his inexperience running a club day-to-day is a non-factor because of his past experience as Garden’s sports president where he also oversaw the WNBA’s Liberty.