DOLAN does everything based on PR... He has to balance the bad news of letting Walsh walk with getting a defensive assistant to help D'antoni become more defense-orientated. Mike has enough to concentrate on devising an offense tailored to our dynamic duo's stengths. Of course, knowing he has 1 year left on his contract, and that he left PHO b/c of this same issue, will relent and allow an assistant to come aboard.
Expect FRANK to be offered a bunch of cash. AND, why would he settle for another losing gig in a can't-win place like TOR? He'll come to NY knowing this team will compete and have a chance, and if there's success... He can wait for a better opportunity to present itself.