James Dolan

Herb Williams, center, directs the Knicks’ Summer League team against the Washington Wizards on July 14, 2013, in Las Vegas . (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Jackson Is Exercising His Complete Control Of The Knicks

The most telling move the Knicks made Monday was not firing Mike Woodson. That was inevitable. It was firing Herb Williams.

04/22/2014

James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, stands with Phil Jackson, right, during the press conference on March 18, 2014, to announce Jackson being named President of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Make No Mistake, Dolan Will Find A Way To Rain On Jackson’s Parade

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.

04/22/2014

Phil Jackson is introduced as the new president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks on March 18, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: Knicks’ Jackson Should Abandon Coaching Eval And Hire Himself

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.

03/21/2014

Phil Jackson shakes hands with James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: At The End Of The Day, Being Bad Was Good For The Knicks

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.

03/20/2014

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Boomer & Carton: James Dolan’s Thoughtful Gift To Potential Employees

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.

WFAN–03/20/2014

James Dolan (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: James Dolan Speaks — And The World Loves It

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.

03/19/2014

Knicks owner James Dolan (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Dolan Used His Music To Help Lure Players To Knicks In ’10

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.

03/19/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson On WFAN: Knicks Need Mental, Spiritual Makeover

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.

03/19/2014

Phil Jackson shakes hands with James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, during his introductory press conference as President of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Jackson-Dolan Alliance Already Off To Great Start

The Phil Jackson era has begun. It’s a new beginning. It’s real hope for Knicks fans. In a season that has had very few good days, yesterday was a great one for the ‘Bockers.

03/19/2014

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Boomer & Carton: Jackson’s Hiring Is Official — Now What?

Boomer couldn’t help but feel good about the Knicks thanks to the mere presence of Jackson, citing the good old days when Phil actually wore a Knicks uniform.

WFAN–03/19/2014

Phil Jackson stands for photos during his introductory press conference as president of the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Zen Era: Phil Jackson Comes Home, Is Introduced As Knicks President At MSG

“We want to build a team,” Jackson said. “We have a great opportunity. This is the best place to play basketball … I have to jump in with both feet. I’ve gotta move to New York, and I’ve gotta do this job the right way.”

03/18/2014

James Dolan, Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, stands with Phil Jackson, right, during the press conference on March 18, 2014, to announce Jackson being named President of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Keidel: Jackson Didn’t Take An Offer From Knicks, He Accepted Their Surrender

The contrast in the men was startling, like a before and after photo glued together. It’s probably the last time both Jim Dolan and Phil Jackson will be smiling at the same time.

03/18/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 5 Most Important Questions For Knicks Prez Phil Jackson

This is the start of a new era filled with questions and great anticipation. Knicks fans, enjoy the show, but don’t expect to learn a whole lot. This is only the beginning.

03/18/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks To Hold Press Conference Tuesday To Make ‘Major Announcement’

The press conference is presumably to introduce Phil Jackson as the newest member of the Knicks’ front office. What his position will be is not yet known, thought reports have suggested that he’ll be named director of basketball operations.

03/14/2014

Phil Jackson (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Job A No-Lose Situation For The ‘Zen Master’

I see virtually no scenario in which Jackson looks bad coming out of this Knicks opportunity. If he clashes with Dolan and the result is an ugly divorce, everyone would blame Dolan and Jackson’s reputation would barely be scratched.

03/13/2014

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