October 14, 2020 | 11:42am | Updated October 14, 2020 | 12:02pm

Perhaps his Knicks shorts were in the laundry.

Steve Stoute, the Knicks marketing consultant, hit the golf course recently wearing a pair of Bulls shorts, according to a photo posted to Instagram by sports and entertainment marketing executive Paul Rivera. Stoute was golfing with Rivera, the rapper Nas and Warriors star Draymond Green.

Nas appeared to actually be wearing Knicks shorts but Stoute was sporting a pair that had “Bulls” printed largely across the front.

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Knicks marketing consultant Steve Stoute was pictured wearing Bulls shorts.Instagram/@pr_rwtw

The Knicks brought on Stoute, a Queens native, and his branding agency in January to help improve the franchise’s image. But that got off to a rocky start in February, when Stoute went on ESPN’s “First Take” and said there would be a new coaching staff coming in to develop the Knicks’ young players, despite interim coach Mike Miller still leading the team at the time.

The Knicks later issued a statement saying Stoute was a “valued contributor to the Knicks’ marketing and branding efforts, [but] he does not speak on behalf of New York Knicks personnel and basketball operations.”

Of course, the Knicks did eventually hire a new coach, Tom Thibodeau, in July.

“My No. 1 job is do what I do best — rebranding,” Stoute said in August on the “Breakfast Club” podcast. “The Knicks are one of the greatest sports brands in the world. Obviously, we got work to do on the court with the team but branding aspects, there’s so much we can do with merchandising and apparel, making great advertising to get people excited about this global brand.”