SNY: How a consulting firm’s influence led to confusion and paranoia on the Carmelo Anthony-led Knicks

Ian Begley has a batshit insane story about a consulting firm Dolan hired back when the Knicks had their last actual good season. This fucking guy, they were actually doing WELL and he looked for reasons to fuck it up!

There were probably a dozen other reasons the Knicks struggled that year. But when Hopla talked to SNY about his time with the Knicks and that frustrating 2013-14 season, he pointed to another factor in the Knicks’ shortcomings: He said McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm hired by Madison Square Garden to work with the Knicks and Rangers, had a negative impact on the coaching staff and was the source of confusion and paranoia among some players. The firm’s influence led to decisions like not having coaches watch film with players and filling out seemingly endless amounts of paperwork, according to Hopla.

In other news, the Knicks won’t have a Christmas game for the first time since 2015-16! 2008-09 was the previous time they missed the Christmas Day game. That’s a shame, but at least it’s not unprecedented.