James Dolan should have considered bringing in Phil Jackson as the new GM of the Knicks.
Think about it for a minute. Phil Jackson retired for a reason. He physically couldn't deal with the coaching aspect of the game anymore (dealing with ref's, flying city to city,player personalities,etc...)
But, if you bring him in as a GM, then he would help build the team. Bird's doing it with the pacers, and so is Pat Riley in Miami.
Phil would then bring in Brian Shaw(acting as head coach for the Knicks), His assistant coach for many years in LA.
Players want to go to teams that have Championship caliber front offices. Because they know that they are capable of building Championship teams.
For Dwight Howard fans
I Read somewhere that Phil Jackson would like to coach Dwight Howard.
So this would have been a great way to Lure Dwight Howard here.
Think about it, Lebron James went to Miami for a reason. Because he knows Pat Riley will put the pieces around him to WIN.