u are absolutely right, it doesnt make since for Dolan to TANK a season with a expensive roster of players already TANKING the season "Tyson/Amare/Barg/K-Mart/ISO-Melo/Meta/JR/Shump/Prig/Felton" .. We are 1-3 at home, with a 2-4 record (playing one on one b.ball).
That's the start of a TANKING season for a mediocre Lottery team .. Our expensive-players has not showed any reason to be optimistic bout this Knicks team.
u said it ur self, "Dolan may not be a great basketball mind, but he's a businesman.".
And a businesman know bout odds, and first impressions.
The 2013-14 Knicks first impression in just 6 games are not something a bright businesman would invest in, or gamble on. Especially, when the teams star highest scorer is opting-out at the end of the season.
Which makes Dolan an unhappy camper. Dolan's recent action and comments are weighing this Knicks team.
Firing Woodson is no problem when u have a 11 year top-assistant coach in Herb Williams waiting for his oportunity to be HC.
Trading 3 to 4 of any of the expensive players on our roster are not a hard task for businesman Jim Dolan.