It's certainly not the only thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if Dolan made it a big deal.
Uniforms change. Arenas change. Rosters change. Coaches change. Front office execs change.
But ownership is the defining personality of this team.
And when ownership kicks the fans in the teeth over and over and over and says, "Screw you all," how long can you keep being a fan?
It's not like I can suddenly jump ship and pick another team to be a fan of.
But it will be a zombie-fan situation for me. I will no longer be a Knicks fan if Dolan brings back Isiah or does something equally as stupid. Kick me in the teeth again, Dolan, and I'm out.
I'm not happy about this at all, but I gotta wait and see what Dolan does. If this guy really brings back Isiah the Knicks will never have my support again.
To be fair, it's unlikely that Isiah will be back.
Dolan burned that bridge during the Melo press conference. Dolan finally had enough of people saying "Isiah's calling the shots, Dolan is Isiah's bitch..." So Dolan made it clear that Isiah was not involved with anything.
This could change, but I doubt it.
I can't shake the feeling that Houston will be put in as Dolan's puppet president. Which is almost as bad as Isiah coming back. With Dolan calling the shots, it's just a matter of time before it all falls apart again.
you guys need to relax. "destructive stint" etc. what if dolan brings in anybody other than isaiah? then everybody will probably call it a good move and all this "the sky is falling" crap will be done with. hell anybody else would leave it as a mystery to fans "i wonder if he'll be good or not." obviously there is no mystery with isaiah seeing as he was already put in this position with the knicks, but it might not be him. dolan didnt say it yet. so relax.
Yeah as long as Isiah isn't back and Dantoni specifically is gone then I'll be very relieved.
Slightly optimistic, its not all doom and gloom view...
I can't help thinking that, if Isiah is still a favourite of Dolan, he'd have been hired in some capacity straight away rather than leaving things as they are until the end of June. Also the appointment of Grunwald as interim GM makes me think there will be a long hard look for a new GM who will take the franchise forward rather than just settling for Isiah. If Isiah was going to be our new GM, why mess around with interims etc?
Not to mention..losing donnie walsh wan't a good move. There are few people who an replace him and if dolan has his choice, it will be a bad one.
as far as destuctive stint, how was isiahs last term not destructive? burrying us in the salary cap...with players other teams were looking to get ride of. like malik rose, steve francis, jerome james, even the giraffe...was a decent player we paid to much for. eddy curry(who we had huge amount of leverage on but isiah was over eager and not a bargain hunter...he basically gave chicago his check book and said take what you need to get this done. isiah had a destructive stint...if he has another chance...it will be the same.
If Isiah comes back then stone the garden... who cares about renovations anymore.
First i find out a friend of mine dies last night, and now this....F#$%...
I've been a Knicks fan since the late 60's...I moved to Florida 10 years ago. And i'm still a die hard Knicks Fan
Hope we find a good GM wise all this 3 years of rebuilding will be out the window...
Stephen A Smith reporting he thinks D'Antoni will be gone by next season
Kiyaman will be happy.
In statement, Dolan references D'Antoni as "an outstanding coach." And with a new Pres/GM and one year left on his deal, could be tenuous.
Isiah Thomas is not coming back, for next season Walsh will be a consultant. Could see D'Antoni leave for Golden State or Toronto gig, which would put us off the hook for his 11-12 contract.
So who would we get to replace Mike D'Antoni as Head Coach?
Do we go defense?
As for General Manager we could stay in house, Glen Grunwald. This is the same person whom drafted Chris Bosh for the Toronto Raptors. So maybe we have something to look forward too.
Just need to hope that Mike D gets lured away by another suspecting team.