James Dolan Guarantees Knicks Will Beat Hawks On Wednesday
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Oh, James Dolan. You never disappoint us, do you?
On Sunday, the Knicks embarrassingly lost to the Spurs by 31 points at Madison Square Garden. Following the blowout defeat, the executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company reportedly met with head coach Mike Woodson.
We’re assuming that it wasn’t the most pleasant of conversations.
Dolan called the loss “unacceptable,” but then proceeded to make a guarantee.
Playing a show with his band, JD & The Straight Shot, at The Cutting Room in Manhattan on Sunday, Dolan told the audience the following, according to the New York Daily News: “Thanks to the Rangers, who brought me a win. Unfortunately, the basketball (team) couldn’t do it today. We’re going to win the next game, that’s a guarantee.”
New York’s next game is on Wednesday against the 3-3 Hawks at Philips Arena.
The Knicks have gotten off to a very disappointing start, and Dolan has made some strange decisions as of late. Just days before training camp began, the boss hired Steve Mills to be president and general manager, replacing Glen Grunwald.
Then, as the season was set to begin, Dolan reportedly told coaches and team executives that he expects nothing short of an NBA title in 2013-14.
The Knicks are currently 2-4, tied for last place in the Eastern Conference with the Nets and the Wizards.
After playing Atlanta on Wednesday, New York will host the Rockets on Thursday and then play Atlanta yet again — this time at MSG — on Saturday.
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