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The 7 - Basketball - MSG is a "hostile work environment"
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#1 Posted on 20.9.06 0751.49
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According to CBS (sportsline.com), the EEOC has "found probable cause to believe a hostile work environment existed at Madison Square Garden." While this doesn't mean anything legally, other than allowing Anucha Sanders can go forward with her lawsuit against Trader Zeke and the Knicks, it does add another level of excitement to the coming NBA season.

Not that it will affect his performance as coach and GM because it can't get worse, but I do wonder how Isiah will handle the publicity and demands on his time that this matter is going to entail. For that matter, I wonder how long the Dolan's are going to handle the publicity given Zeke's rather tenuous job situation. Any bets as to much of that year guarantee Zeke actually gets?

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#2 Posted on 20.9.06 0945.46
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Well, this case certainly can work in Larry Brown's favor as his arbitration case to get the money Dolan is stiffing him on is about to start. Dolan verbally buried him, left him twisting in the wind for several weeks and then fired him and is attempting to welsh on the $50M contract he gave him.

As far as how much time Zeke has left, don't forget how much of a con man Zeke is and how much of a tool Dolan is.

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#3 Posted on 20.9.06 1839.32
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MSG hasn't been a hostile work environment for opposing teams the past few seasons.
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#4 Posted on 20.9.06 2236.35
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    Originally posted by Kawshen
    Well, this case certainly can work in Larry Brown's favor as his arbitration case to get the money Dolan is stiffing him on is about to start. Dolan verbally buried him, left him twisting in the wind for several weeks and then fired him and is attempting to welsh on the $50M contract he gave him.



I can only assume that statement was spoken with a tremendous sense of irony, because you're a smart person, Kawshen, and you can't really believe that, right?

Larry Brown deserved to get fired. And I think that after awhile, he was trying to get fired so that he could cash in on the however-much-eight-digits-dollars that he had left on his contract.
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#5 Posted on 21.9.06 0856.21
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    I can only assume that statement was spoken with a tremendous sense of irony, because you're a smart person, Kawshen, and you can't really believe that, right?

    Larry Brown deserved to get fired. And I think that after awhile, he was trying to get fired so that he could cash in on the however-much-eight-digits-dollars that he had left on his contract.


Don't mistake me defending LB here for absolving him from blame. I think Larry Brown is a conniving, manipulative old bastard. He sandbagged it last season in an attempt to take Zeke's job and the fact that he flat out did not want to coach this team (and the team didn't want him to coach them) - so he absolutely deserved to be fired for what could be considered sabotage.

Nonetheless, Dolan was the sucker who threw a $50M contract at him and inflated LB's already inflated ego to cleaning up this mess. And when it backfired, Dolan and Zeke refused to talk to him for weeks, then went on a character assassination spree, blamed Brown for everything (which is BS) and find a loophole to prevent Dolan from making his wallet that much lighter. It's not that LB didn't deserved to get kicked to the curb - it's the way Dolan did the kicking. That's just a horrible precedent that Dolan had set when it comes to firing head coaches.

In the upcoming arbitration case, Dolan has to prove LB sabotaged the team and the firing was on the up-and-up, but that is going to be difficult to do what with his rep, Zeke's rep and these players' reps.

I know Stern doesn't like LB a whole lot, but it wouldn't surprise me if he forced Dolan to pay him most if not every remaining cent on that contract. If not, the Coach's Association will be none too happy.

I'm only marginally interested either way but make no mistake they both deserve to lose big.

EDIT:

Apparently, LB doesn't just want the $41M owed to him but also An additional $12.5M in "liquidated damages" due to his firing. $53.5M total.

Larry Brown is a piece of work, I'm telling ya.

(edited by Kawshen on 23.9.06 1309)

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