2019 Knicks: Living On A Prayer

joe dokes

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I can't tell if the delusional thinking in the Knicks front office was Mills, Perry, or both. If Morris is still there after the deadline we will know that it was probably both.
The fish rots from the head down. You can't spell "delusional" without d-o-l-a-n.
 

DJnVa

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Knicks hiring Leon Rose as President. He's the agent for Embiid and Chris Paul among others.
 

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Knicks hiring Leon Rose as President. He's the agent for Embiid and Chris Paul among others.
Booker, Conley, JJJ, KAT, Kuzma, and Sexton as well. This is a big WOW in that if Dolan (yes, a big if) gives Rose the autonomy to build his team this could be really interesting with the new agent model of running a franchise.

Edit: William Wesley reportedly coming on board too. Times a changing in NY!
 
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ifmanis5

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So Dolan told Spike Lee not to use an entrance Spike had previously used but Spike isn't having it. And so it's war...
The Oscar winner and Knicks superfan strongly fired back at the team’s statement over his beef with Madison Square Garden security before Monday’s game against Houston in which he was caught on tape yelling that he was being treated like banned former star Charles Oakley.

Lee, appearing Tuesday morning on ESPN’s “First Take,” called the Knicks’ explanation during the game “Garden spin” and said he’s “being harassed by (Knicks owner) James Dolan and I don’t know why.”
Spike is likely in the wrong here but it's classic Dolan to be petty and shortsighted to treat his most high profile fan like trash.

View: https://twitter.com/ABC7NY/status/1234889534388817921

View: https://twitter.com/FirstTake/status/1234876632726458368

"I'm being harassed by James Dolan and I don't know why."

—Spike Lee
 
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I felt for sure Dolan was going to screw this up and go for Kidd.

It's Dolan, so there is still time, but I'll take that good news.
 

nighthob

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Yeah, this won’t end well. I like Tommy, but his martinet style wears old quickly.
 

thehitcat

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Thibs will get the Knicks playing hard every night especially on D and get them a defined structure. It may not end well but for the next 2+ seasons he's going to be great for that team on the court. I like this hire.
 

nighthob

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That’s his rep, but it really didn’t work out that well without Doc there to massage the egos. His last young team was, consistently, a bottom ten defense led by a truly awful defender that had physical tools that Jason Tatum could only dream of.
 

jon abbey

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Terrible coach, ridiculous franchise.

(I am a lifelong Knicks fan who has mostly stopped caring as long as Dolan owns the team)
 

nighthob

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Terrible coach, ridiculous franchise.

(I am a lifelong Knicks fan who has mostly stopped caring as long as Dolan owns the team)
I don't think he's a terrible coach, per se. He's just a great defensive coordinator/assistant, and his ego won't let him go back to doing what he does best (Dick Harter he ain't). So I think that this is destined to end badly.
 

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He's a professional and is respected, but he has no concept of how to pace a team through a long season. It's a bummer but not a surprise that NY has chosen a retread instead of a young guy with potentially new and exciting ideas.
 

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Dolan: still an asshole


I'm sure if Rose wins anyway, that couldn't possibly come back to bite you, James.
SHOCKER that Dolan could find an excuse to donate to a GOP candidate.

 

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Federal Appeals Court reinstates Charles Oakley's assault and battery suit against James Dolan.


Takes a lot to make Charles Oakley the sympathetic character, but here we are.