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Thread: BREAKING NEWS: Knicks announce Donnie Walsh leaving as Knicks President

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    Originally Posted by finestrg
    Wow. Just...WOW...He's the ****ing GM of the team -- he needs to touch base with the media on ocassion...Dude made himself accessible w/o going overboard, at least that's how I saw it..I don't ever remember Donnie pulling a Mark Cuban out there...This is why they severed ties? Donnie's involvement with the damn media??? Gotta be more to it than this..
    Remember, before Donnie showed up, MSG was practically a police state with the media. Even Dolan's BFF Isiah Thomas had a PR rep chaperoning EVERY interaction with the media. That was something Walsh insisted on changing from the get-go.

    It's certainly not the only thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if Dolan made it a big deal.

    Originally Posted by finestrg
    I love this team, truly, but I'm with some of you -- if Isaiah comes back, I really might lose interest...
    I said it last summer when all of the Isiah consulting mess happened...if Isiah ever comes back to this team, I'm done.

    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.

    Originally Posted by finestrg
    I know they said Grunwald for now, but what do you guys see happening long-term now? Warkentien? H2O? Gabriel?? Outside the organization? Kevin Pritchard? Tom Penn? Pich Cho??? Jesus, what a mess...Thanks a lot Jimmy. Was having a real nice day too...
    I really think Houston will eventually become the puppet-president. But that's just because I can't shake my worst-case-scenario mindset now. This is a real shock.

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    Originally Posted by Hayato
    i dont understand how dolan could want isiah over walsh..old sick man (walsh) or not. it just doesnt make sense...they cant be considering isiah..
    You do understand that we are talking about Jim Dolan the same person that was taking advise from Isiah with the Melo trade...... the same person that was trying to hire Isiah in July as a consultant.... Isiah already unpacked his suitcases man its over

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    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.

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    Default no isiah no way

    Originally Posted by finestrg
    WTF!!!!!!!! Gotta be kidding me!!!! Man are they ****ing stupid...
    in a word...yes
    Originally Posted by htr10
    this being reported anywhere other than Twitter yet?
    espn
    Originally Posted by LJ4ptplay
    This is actually not that surprising to me. The Melo deal stunk of Dolan. There was no way the patient, poker-face, Donnie Walsh would have f*cked up that deal so badly like that. Only the idiot Dolan could pull something like that.

    When Dolan raised ticket prices 49% only 1 week after the deal I knew it was him. It was about money, that's it.

    I said this 2 days before the Melo deal went down: "Melo's greed and Dolan's stupidity are going to ruin any chances of the Knicks winning a championship."

    This franchise is forever doomed as long as Dolan is the owner.
    this is a travesty...that if followed up by a return of isiah, would make me skip being a knicks fan, until his destructive stint is over. an official boycott. Who knows maybe I will follow the brooklyn nets if Isiah comes back...and in the end, maybe it will be a permanent transfer. Dolan is bad...Isiah is worse...together they can kill my love for this team, which I have stuck around, the isiah years and the pre-amare time...but isiah=last straw. No more. Granted the team is goingto do well a few years...because amare and carmelo...but it will have zero to do with isiah. literally i just could root for him.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Yeah as long as Isiah isn't back and Dantoni specifically is gone then I'll be very relieved.

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    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?

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    Originally Posted by Hayato
    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.
    when has dolan ever been involved in a good move? besides signing donnie walsh?
    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.

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    If Isiah comes back then stone the garden... who cares about renovations anymore.

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    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...

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    Stephen A Smith reporting he thinks D'Antoni will be gone by next season

    Kiyaman will be happy.

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    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.

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    Originally Posted by Red
    Stephen A Smith reporting he thinks D'Antoni will be gone by next season
    do u have a link

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    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.

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