i don't think it's just about the Knicks winning, when you have an owner who cares more about the bottom line, it's whether the corporate accounts are buying a majority of the tickets, which is a given each and every year, whether the Rangers and/or Knicks are winning, which brings in a tad more money, and how the concerts and concessions are doing. this owner cares more about making friends with people like Zeke, having his picture taken with his stars, and making sure his corporate people are happy (ie $3/4 billion MSG makeover paid for by the fans). there are enough threads and websites that tell you what D'oh-lan has done since taking over, the restrictions he places on coaches and players, how many have left because of him and his overbearing ways (VanGundy, Brown, Sprewell, Camby), etc.
it all starts at the top. we have a clueless owner, a pawn in Glen Grunwald who has no balls, gumption, or power to fire Antoni, and eventually a superstar team with D'oh-lans footprints all over it. i've never seen a professional franchise blown up as many times over this last decade, starting from scratch with Starbury, Penny, Zebo, Crawfish, STAT, Melo, Chandler etc. it's always, wait wait wait for LeBron, for Melo, for CP3, for Baron von Hernia, instead of keeping the pieces that work (DLEE) and building a winning franchise. this is the type of corporate mentality, as opposed to a basketball mentality, this team has gone through in the D'oh-lan years.