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Friday, November 28, 2014

Bleacher Report: What Would Life After Dolan Look Like?

Happy Friday, soldiers.

So I’ve been doing quite a bit of Knicks scribblin‘ over at Bleacher Report. Today I talked about what the team might look like without Dolan.

I know, I know, Bleacher Report is publishing SCIENCE FICTION! CRAZY!

Anyway, check it out if you’re into that kind of thing.

Hope y’all are well.

16 comments on “Bleacher Report: What Would Life After Dolan Look Like?

  1. ephus

    In the dreams of all Knicks fans, ownership would be like the NY Giants – stable, respected and patient while insisting upon quality. Kind of like the San Antonio Spurs, but with a virtually unlimited budget.

  2. DRed

    Kind of like the San Antonio Spurs, but with a virtually unlimited budget.

    Nobody even knows who Peter Holt is. Just sits in the background and lets competent people run his franchise. What a crazy business model.

  3. Keniman Shumpwalker

    Can someone help me figure out how to find the overall league avg 3pt% over the last 10 years (position specific, if possible)? Trying to figure out what league avg is for SGs over the last decade.

  4. vincoug

    Keniman Shumpwalker
    December 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    Can someone help me figure out how to find the overall league avg 3pt% over the last 10 years (position specific, if possible)? Trying to figure out what league avg is for SGs over the last decade.

    At Basketball-reference if you look at the season summary there’s league averages at the bottom of each section. Can’t help you with position specific averages.

  5. ephus

    According to Forbes, a $1 billion kickstarter would still be $100 million light.

    The 366% rise in the Knicks value since the Dolans bought the team for $300 MM in 1997 is part of the reason I doubt that anyone can tell James Dolan that he is doing things wrong.

  6. Donnie Walsh

    The 366% rise in the Knicks value since the Dolans bought the team

    Wasn’t Jeremy Lin responsible for that rise?

  7. danvt

    Fantastic article Jim.

    I flipped to Ken Burns Baseball and was struck by how incredibly serious people were about their Dodgers and Giants and Yanks back in the 50’s and 60’s. Julius Rosenberg wrote about the “Dear Dodgers” losing from his prison cell. People were less jaded than we are now in the era of 24 hour ESPN but it is serious still. This is a historic and proud franchise. Dolan is wrecking something that’s not really only his. I do not see him selling though. I just hope that, someday, like “The fat man upstairs” Steinbrenner, he might learn to stay out of the way. He can’t be liking what he’s seeing now.

  8. Totes McGoats

    Since this is the most recent thread, I wanna take this time to thank everyone for their kind words on the previous thread while I sit here in this hospital watching my Dad sleep. All of your encouragement means a whole lot, especially since none of you know me personally and wouldn’t know me from Adam if u saw me on the street. But you still reached out with heartfelt words and concern….thanks. I really wish there was a better word for thanks. But err umm uhh…after the day I’ve had…I’m gonna need a drink…and a 30 point Knick win tomorrow against Memphis! LOL. Seriously, thanks guys! My Dad’s a ways away from home..but it’s not as dire as initially thought. Bad..but not real bad. He will be ok as long as he rests and gets the proper treatment

  9. hoolahoop

    I agree. Bloomberg would probably have this team turned around real fast.

    The problem is that the knicks, as a business, is most valuable as a piece of the vertical empire that Charles Dolan put together. Cablevision owns the entertainment (knicks/rangers), the venue(MSG), the distribution network (Cablevison), and the channel (MSG Network). It’s genius. If Charles Dolan was into basketball and owned the knicks, they’d probably be great.
    But, selling the knicks would be like selling a bathroom in a house. The bathroom is more valuable as part of the house, and the house is more valuable with a bathroom.
    Anyway, it would take someone (huge corporation) to buy the entire Cablevison empire for it to make sense.

    However, there’s a twist to the story. MSG was spun off as it’s own corporation, of which James Dolan is the majority shareholder. That means someone may be able to buy the MSG empire. That would be less expensive and still make sense, since cable is slowly becoming obsolete.

  10. ruruland

    Thanks for the update, Totes.
    Glad to hear it wasn’t horribly bad.
    Hope the Knicks can win for him tomorrow.

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