New York Knicks suing ex-employee and Raptors for ‘stealing thousands of proprietary files’
The New York Knicks have reportedly sued a former employee for allegedly stealing information and bringing it to his new job.
The franchise alleged that former team employee Ikechukwu Azotam took “thousands” of files of proprietary information with the Toronto Raptors with him, according to the New York Post.
The Knicks named Azotam, the Raptors organization, Raptors head coach Darko Rajaković and player development coach Noah Lewis in a lawsuit filed Monday in United States District Court in the Southern District of New York.
“The New York Knicks sued the Toronto Raptors and several members of their organization, including a former Knicks employee, after the former employee illegally took thousands of proprietary files with him to his new position with the Toronto Raptors. Toronto,” The Knicks told the Post. in a report.
“These files contain confidential information such as play frequency reports, a preparation book for the 2022-23 season, video scouting files and materials, etc. Given the flagrant violation of our employment contract, criminal and civil law, we had no choice but to take this action.