I feel much better about the hiring after hearing Fisher speak. It’s clear he’s something different, and maybe something special.
James Dolan says he has an appreciation for just how difficult it is to build a championship team, which is why he hopes he has in Phil Jackson what he’s had for years in Glen Sather — someone who knows what he’s doing.
I don’t care about hockey. I might not even watch any of the games. But if the Rangers win the Cup, it would mean James Dolan is capable of being an owner of a championship team.
As the Steve Kerr negotiations dragged on longer and longer, it became more and more clear that something wasn’t right. It was truly an “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” situation.
Count Knicks owner James Dolan as one who thinks the NBA got things right on Tuesday.
Frank Isola of the Daily News tried to drop a bombshell Wednesday morning, but the story’s own headline betrays how minor the story really is.
According to a report, the iconic former Bulls and Lakers coach wants to remove other staffers, but Dolan has voiced opposition against it. Dolan wants to keep certain employees on board.
The most telling move the Knicks made Monday was not firing Mike Woodson. That was inevitable. It was firing Herb Williams.
And the hypocrisy of pro basketball goes on. It’s a players’ league until the players lose. Then it’s the fault of the fella who didn’t take one shot all year. But Phil Jackson still had to can Mike Woodson.
The new team president seemingly doesn’t want to sit on the bench any longer, but he’s not going to find anybody that is going to do the job as well as he could.
As bad as this season has been, and as good as another 50-win season would have been to experience, there is no contest as to which would have benefited the Knicks franchise more in the long run.
According to a story by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, if you were a free-agent being pursued by the Knicks, Mr. Dolan saw to it that you didn’t leave with out a CD of his band performing.
Was he perfect? Of course not. He is not a great public speaker, so there was plenty of hesitation and “uhhs” between his words, but none of that matters when compared to the words that came out of his mouth.
A musician — you may or may not have heard of his band, “JD and the Straight Shot” — Dolan attempted to use his music to his advantage when trying to encourage players to sign with the Knicks.
There’s a reason they call him the Zen Master. Jackson knows his No. 1 priority is to put a winning product on the court. To that end, he plans on molding the mental state of his players.