Dolan must look beyond obvious

Dolan must look beyond obvious

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 13, 2008, titled Dolan must look beyond obvious. In it, Newsday reports that:

On the anniversary of Isiah Thomas ' contract extension with the Knicks , the community of would-be GMs looking for a job only continued to grow.

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Bob

Lake Wales, FL

#1 Mar 13, 2008
I believe Anthony and Jackson should be considered for assistant coaches but not for GM. Handing the reins over to someone with no GM experience to clean up the biggest mess in professional sports is not the way to go which is probably what Dolan will do, because he can.

Colangelo, Vandeweghe, West, Walsh, all have track records, some with mixed results but compared to Isiah its a big upgrade. My choice would be Colangelo.

BTW Instead of the "Fire Isiah" chants that surface from the Garden from time to time it
would be better if it were replaced with "Quit Isiah" since Dolan shows no inclination to do so. Dolan may have to pry Isiah's cold dead hands from the GM position but there is no reason why he can't be shamed for staying on and destroying this once great franchise
Prince

Port Jefferson, NY

#2 Mar 13, 2008
We would be better off with him in jail from that harrasment suit.
australian cat

Australia

#3 Mar 13, 2008
I agree. the best thing for the knicks to do is go after a diehard basketball guy. the guy who started working with the high school kids or the player who was always going to find himself on a roster. Not because he was the most talented player but because of his basketball smarts. guys that would do anything, ANYTHING to make a game they love more than a past time but a career.

Knicks go for that guy not another big name.
Rick T

Lewis Center, OH

#4 Mar 13, 2008
Danny Ferry "gets it?" The moment I finished that sentence, the column lost all semblance of credibility.
jeremy

Purchase, NY

#5 Mar 13, 2008
Ken,

How can you say the Knicks should bring in an untested brand spankin' new GM?

With the travesty that is the Knicks, they need a proven GM! No doubt about it! Jerry Colangelo is the MAN! Gregg Anthony? Marc Jackson? Are you kidding me? Look at the dumb move Steve Kerr just made with picking up Shaq. He seemed smart enough, but in the super competitive WEST, who knows if the Suns will even make the playoffs now.

Please, lets all try and encourage Mr. James Dolan to make a smart move! No more chances! Sound executive decisions! Let's bring back our Knicks!!!
TheFatman

Paramus, NJ

#6 Mar 14, 2008
The Knicks are beyond help in the immediate future. Who ever is coming in has to be able to say that and have Dolan understand that or the new GM will have pressure to make a big move -- which will just lead to further disaster and mean even more bad years.
KBY

Netherlands

#7 Mar 14, 2008
Although a nice perspective, I truly believe a big name is needed not for the rebuild or strategy towards the future, but to let the GM do his job without to much interference of Dolan.

Only a Colangelo, Walsh or West can get away with telling Dolan to stuff it, this team isn't going places, the team will sell regardless of you making a false pr product of it or telling it like it is. This is the mess we're in and this is what's needed to get ahead.

No sugar-coating, no worries about looking good for your possible next job.

For Colangelo and Walsh it would be their crowning achievement to get NY respectable again. It's what the city needs right now. No more BS about we like the direction in which we're heading.
Mark

New York, NY

#8 Mar 14, 2008
Untested rookie GM's would get eaten alive at MSG. They need someone with the reputation that earns respect and commands authority.
nyk9499

Stormville, NY

#9 Mar 14, 2008
australian cat wrote:
I agree. the best thing for the knicks to do is go after a diehard basketball guy. the guy who started working with the high school kids or the player who was always going to find himself on a roster. Not because he was the most talented player but because of his basketball smarts. guys that would do anything, ANYTHING to make a game they love more than a past time but a career.
Knicks go for that guy not another big name.
John Starks mabey? He coached a little in the CBA. He would be a crowd and fan favorite imedietley. He has that additude you discussed. Personally i think Starks would be better fit as a assistant coach than a GM. But one day i think Starks could be a quality head coach. My other idea, this one more of a GM than a coach. Charles Smith. I met him last month at MSG during a convention and not only is he a real gentlemen but he was probably one of the smartest and most inteligent people i have met in a long time. When speaking to him i felt as if i was speaking to an attorney or a doctor. But a very nice and smart guy and he's still involved with the organization. The first thing i thought of when shaking his hand was how the hell could this guy being as tall as he was miss 4 fucking layups in 93' against the Bulls. He was listed at 6-10 but I think he may have been closer to 7 feet cause I'm all of 6-1 and I was looking straight up at him. Now I'm babbling. Anyway what do you think about those two guys? Anyone?
scagjimmy-aol-co m

AOL

#10 Mar 14, 2008
If Dolan hasn't replaced Thomas by now there is a chance he won't at all! He still has three years left on his contract. Knowing Thomas he will blame the terrible play on injuries!!
Bob Knight

Burke, VA

#11 Mar 14, 2008
Anything short of a Dolan-ectomy is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
MAK

Wallingford, CT

#12 Mar 14, 2008
Get Bryan Colangelo with dad as special consultant or the other way around. Eventually, Bryan to take the baton.

2 for 1.
Bladams

United States

#13 Mar 16, 2008
So, Ken, you aren't sure if "Steve Kerr gets it yet, but Joe Dumars does. So does Danny Ferry."
I don't get it Ken. How can you and your ilk not realize that NBA general managers know just a little bit more about basketball than you do? I don't get how you don't seem to realize that a GM would know just a little more about his team's behind-closed-doors stuff than you do.
Actually, I feel that you do realize those things but it's your job etc. etc. etc. However, there's all these kids - 13 yrs old, 14 , 9, whatever - who think they know everything.
In the photo above your name you look pretty youing,. Do you get it?
IsiahSUX

Edison, NJ

#14 Mar 16, 2008
Dolan couldn't find a good looking hooker!
California Kid

Covina, CA

#15 Mar 16, 2008
Who really gives a rat's rear what the Knicks do?

Go Bruins!

Go Lakers!

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