Knicks’ Walsh, Dolan Expected To Meet This Week
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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Donnie Walsh’s tenure with the Knicks may or may not end on June 30.
Walsh will meet with Knicks owner James Dolan “today or tomorrow” to hash out his future with the club, the New York Post reported on Tuesday.
According to the paper, Walsh wants to return to the Knicks “and finish rebuilding the franchise into a championship contender.”
In just three seasons, Walsh turned a team that overspent and underachieved into what Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony believe is now a desired destination among NBA players.
Yet Walsh’s future is unclear. Dolan has until the end of this month to pick up the option on his contract for next season, otherwise it expires at the end of June.
“Absolutely. Donnie has done a phenomenal job. He’s one of the main reasons why I’m here in New York and how we have turned the Knicks franchise around,” Stoudemire said. “And coach D’Antoni is the reason why we have a winning record and had a chance to do something special in the playoffs if it wasn’t for a few injuries. So I definitely think that both of those guys will be back for next season.”
One thing’s for sure: There’s still building to be done with the Knicks. Though nobody knows for sure who will be doing it.
Will Walsh be back? Make your prediction in the comments below…
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