When the news hit that Donnie Walsh, the president of the Knicks, was stepping down because he couldn’t reach a contract extension agreement with James Dolan, his boss, I was shocked and saddened to say the least.
There’s no way to spin Donnie Walsh’s departure as Knicks president as anything but negative.
Knicks fans can rest easy. According to the New York Post, James Dolan “has given up on the idea of hiring back Isiah Thomas in any capacity.”
Donnie Walsh finally got the Knicks under the cap and back in the playoffs. According to CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger, New York is “considering” handing Walsh a two-year contract extension.
Donnie Walsh doesn’t know if he is wanted back by the Knicks, and apparently now is not the time to ask him about it. “None of your d— business,” Walsh snapped before New York’s 131-109 win over the Utah Jazz.
Frank Isola of the Daily News joined Marc Malusis on Thursday to talk about Isiah Thomas’ alleged involvement in the Carmelo Anthony trade, and what he described as “spin control” by Knicks owner James Dolan.
According to MSG chairman James Dolan, reports that Isiah Thomas was involved in the Knicks’ pursuit of Carmelo Anthony were “a fiction in somebody’s mind.”
There’s no question that Isiah Thomas has James Dolan’s ear. For some unfathomable reason, Dolan still trusts Isiah’s decision making and basketball acumen.
Praise to Donnie Walsh, the Knicks have officially landed Carmelo Anthony!
Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh insisted that the Carmelo Anthony trade was his call and downplayed any Isiah Thomas involvement in a conversation with Mike Francesa on WFAN Tuesday.
It’s a Tuesday morning Melo party here on the Boomer & Carton morning extravaganza, as news broke last last night that the Knicks finally managed to pry Carmelo Anthony away from the Nuggets.
Whether you’re at home or stuck at work on Presidents Day, no doubt you’ll have one eye watching the Carmelo Anthony circus.
East vs. West was overshadowed by New York vs. New Jersey during All-Star weekend. And even though Kobe Bryant won the MVP, Carmelo Anthony made the most headlines.
Prokhorov told CNBC on Sunday he had a “fantastic” meeting with Anthony on Saturday night. The Russian billionaire had pulled the Nets out of talks last month, and even after they were recently renewed he said he originally had no plans to meet with Anthony during the All-Star weekend.
The Knicks released a statement Sunday attempting to shoot down reports that their negotiations with the Denver Nuggets had been taken out of the hands of team president Donnie Walsh
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