Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Very bad news

  1. #1
    Veteran Paul1355's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    5,484
    Rep Power
    14

    Default Very bad news

    <table width="100%" bgcolor="#02549d" border="0"><tbody><tr><td width="1%">

    </td> <td width="99%"><table width="100%" border="0"> <tbody><tr> <td>[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]</td> </tr> <tr> <td>By Tommy Dee - Dec 10, 2009 8:34 am</td> </tr> </tbody></table></td> </tr> </tbody></table> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    “…As the Knicks president, Walsh is ultimately responsible for the pick and yet he continues to hint that part of the problem lies within the scouting department he inherited. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Rodney Heard, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were all hired by Thomas. Russell, in fact, was believed to be one of Jennings’ strongest advocates.
    Dick and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] are the longest-tenured scouts going back to the ’90s. Walsh’s hires were [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and Misho Ostarcevic, who runs the department. Walsh reportedly has been interested in hiring [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as GM, but it is believed that Garden chairman [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] doesn’t want to add front-office staff. According to a source, Dolan vetoed Walsh’s plans to bring in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] as a scout last summer.
    In a recent interview with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], Walsh hinted that ownership wouldn’t allow him to revamp the front office.
    “I could have hired some amazing people,” Walsh told SI.com. “But there are some things you can’t ask the owner to do, and that’s eat some of these (front-office and scouting department) numbers.”
    That Dolan would be loyal toward Thomas’ hires is not surprising. Dolan continues to maintain a relationship with Thomas, the former Knicks coach and president who is now coaching [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Dolan dined with Thomas and invited him to be his guest for the Knicks’ season opener in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] on Oct. 28.
    When Walsh was hired to run the Knicks, it was Dolan who insisted that Thomas have a role in the organization. Thomas was eventually reassigned to a consulting position, and according to a team source, had Thomas not accepted the FIU job he would have remained employed by the Knicks…”
    Walsh himself admitted that because the scouting department was already in existence he didn’t want to bring in more salary, which to me says that the owner has him on a budget. That makes sense.
    Ultimately, Walsh probably should have cleaned house, but you have to wonder who’s decision that was. A source close to the team who I’ve spoken to assured me that the team wasn’t in the market for a “ball dominating” guard on draft night, as the offense is predicated on pick and roll and ball movement and that Walsh and Mike D’Antoni see Jordan Hill as a prospect who can knock down shots and be athletic in the pick and roll.
    Whether Jennings is, in fact, that type of player, is what Walsh and company may have misread.
    Bottom line is that I was under the impression that Walsh was hired so that he could handle all the basketball operations without interference. But, obviously, he does have to answer to ownership.

  2. #2
    Veteran ANU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,068
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    this **** is not suprising in the least.i swear if there is one human being on earth i hate, his name is james dolan.he needs to sell the team.i don't give a **** about the rangers.he can keep the rangers.just sell our knicks to someone with some semblance of basketball savvy and fanaticism.

  3. #3
    Newbie tylerdurdin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    14
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Agree completely, but then again the knicks office has their heads so far up each others asses I dont believe they even know what they are going to go after. Whether the player is from the draft or from around the league these guys are NOT gonna pass up a shot at getting a young hot PG or anything else for that matter, time will tell.

  4. #4
    Superstar WVKnickfan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    West Virginia
    Posts
    655
    Rep Power
    9

    Default

    This is a damn shame and its futher proof that this organization isn't going to get any better anytime soon.

  5. #5
    Superstar Scribbles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    607
    Rep Power
    6

    Default

    Sell The Team!

  6. #6
    Member Ewing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    310
    Rep Power
    7

    Default

    You guys know that he won't sell the team, the Knicks are his main toy.

  7. #7
    Veteran LeFlume's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Upstate
    Posts
    3,662
    Rep Power
    12

    Default

    Dolan don't care about sports. He's just about numbers. Sell everything to the city of New York. Rangers, Liberty, MSG..everything.

Similar Threads

  1. Tragic news
    By metrocard in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: Jan 05, 2008, 10:50
  2. Frank Isola Sucks and other Knicks News
    By insomniac in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Oct 03, 2007, 14:45
  3. Nate and Artest News Of The Day
    By insomniac in forum NY Knicks
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Jul 09, 2007, 22:43
  4. News Archive Restructuration
    By rady in forum Site Feedback
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Mar 14, 2006, 14:05
  5. I'm back with good news...
    By newmove in forum Hangout
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: Jun 25, 2004, 13:10

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •