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Monday, July 28, 2014

It’s Official!

The Knicks will have a 1pm meeting today to announce the hiring of Donnie Walsh. The latest rumor is that Walsh will report directly to Dolan. Another rumor is that one of Walsh’s terms is that the team more media friendly, a huge departure from the recent era. The Knicks’ current policy is to not allow anyone in the organization be interviewed without a member of the P.R. department present.

It’s unknown what will happen to Isiah Thomas, and you have to wonder what will happen to Steve Mills as well since Walsh isn’t reporting to him. According to at least one report, Mills and Isiah have had a power struggle for some time now. It’s possible that Dolan uses the Walsh hiring to get rid of one or both. Most likely these questions won’t be answered until the season is over, but hopefully there’ll be an answer by the draft.

16 comments on “It’s Official!

  1. Greene

    As usual it is a mess when it comes to the Knicks of Dolan. Ambiguous and strange. They can’t even make this event something to feel good about because Zeke is still around.

  2. Greene

    In addition I assume that very little detail will be given regarding Isiah’s future today.

  3. tdm

    I’m not sure how I feel about the early announcement. On the one hand, the players may send their tanking efforts into overdrive to send a message that they too want IT gone. On the other hand, they could be relieved that change in management is finally around the corner and bang out 3 wins in a row. Why aren’t the Knicks waiting until the season is over for the announcement? I think it should be made 5 minutes after the final home game.

  4. Count Zero

    God, please — let’s not win three in a row. Whaddaya wannna catch the Clips?

    On a related note: Go Memphis!!! I know you guys can get to 21 wins if you pick up number 20 tonight. ^_^

  5. Mulligan

    Watching the press conference on ESPN.com and Walsh just said the magic words: In 3 years we have the opportunity to have salary cap flexibility and we need to protect that.

    Music to my ears.

  6. NYsportsGUY

    If walsh is to do his job then he will fire Isiah Immediately. If he is a Dolan puppet bitch then he will let him be coach and we will go nowhere yet again

  7. jon abbey

    hilarious press conference, these writers won’t be happy unless Walsh holds up Isiah’s head on a stick. he’s not an idiot, Isiah isn’t staying as coach, just give him a little while to make the change.

    I do think it’s a danger to fire him now and let Herb coach the rest of the season, that could definitely energize the team to a few wins that could easily mess up our draft position some. hopefully he’ll be removed as coach the day after the season ends, and moved to a draft consultant (I just don’t see him being let go and paid off all together).

  8. Mulligan

    I was skeptical about this signing, but I’m liking him at the press conference. He’s not pandering, he’s just being real. He’s definitely not saying that he won’t fire Isiah, he’s just saying he needs to fully understand the situation before he makes any decisions.

  9. ess-dog

    Sometimes Bad Things Happen To Bad People.

    Zeke: Don’t let the door hit you on the *ss on your way out!

  10. Frank O.

    I think you leave Isiah in place for the rest of the season.
    It is sure to upset Bricks players, who then will not play as hard. The Bricks need to lose the rest of the way.
    Then you can him.

  11. John

    I agree, let IT stay on until the end…we need to lose games. The fear here is that the players will actually show up and compete to try and impress walsh. That’s why IT needs to stay…so he can piss the players off enough to quit.

    Tanking games….it’s an art!

  12. John

    I agree, let IT stay on until the end…we need to lose games. The fear here is that the players will actually show up and compete to try and impress walsh. That’s why IT needs to stay…so he can piss the players off enough to quit.

    Tanking games….it’s an art!

  13. Ricky

    What’s funny is that players should be savvy enough to understand that playing hard in 10 games after sucking horribly for 72 shouldn’t really mean much, in terms of who will be back next season (also, why would they even want to come back?). However, the signing of a certain perpetually-out-of-shape center who happened to have one good playoff series…

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