James Dolan, the New York Knicks less-than-beloved owner, has been on a weird media blitz the last 24+ hours since his team officially hired Phil Jackson as its basketball savior. The irony here is that Dolan is notoriously thin-skinned and reluctant (in the past) to give interviews. Now he’s appearing on TV and radio almost as much as Flo from Progressive.
During Wednesday night’s Knicks/Bulls game Dolan game courtside interviews to both MSG and ESPN. When asked by MSG’s Al Trautwig what he learned from Jackson during their first conversation, Dolan made this absolutely startling revelation: “That I don’t know basketball.” Shocking words coming from the mouth of the man who signed off on the Jerome James contract, right?
Dolan didn’t repeat that phrase verbatim with ESPN’s Lisa Salter, but made a fairly similar statement.
Next we might learn water is wet and the sky is blue.
Maybe Dolan ought to stick to smooth Bruce Springsteen covers with his band, JD and the Straight Shot.