I think getting Sloan is a far more realistic option than getting rid of Dolan. Let’s not kid ourselves. Who doesn’t want that joke of an owner out? But, I know that aint happening, unless someone is willing to overpay for the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty. I’m guessing the asking price would be 5-10% over Cablevision’s market value. That’s got to be at least $900 million. Also, league approval and legal implications could take that dream of a transaction months, if not a year or so. As long as Dolan doesn’t hurt the franchise, then he is doing his job. I’m more concerned with people that can immediately impact the Knicks, and that would be the coach and the GM. I really like Walsh. I am just not too crazy about D’Antoni.
The Knicks shot over 30 threes last night and got outrebounded by 18. As much as I like the 4-out 1-in offense that D’Antoni seems to be in love with, it’s not a winning strategy in the NBA. It works in Euro-leagues because many PFs play in the perimeter and can shoot. In the NBA, there are big, quick PFs that can guard smaller PFs in the perimeter, but can rebound and that’s where we get killed. This problem is beyond personnel, or lack thereof.
I’m not talking about improving many of our players, that will come in time. I’m talking about a way to improve the quality of play immediately. Just my opinion.