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Watching the Knicks fans panic over the next few weeks should be fun.

Donnie Walsh leaving position as New York Knicks president, GM


    NEW YORK -- Donnie Walsh's tenure as president and general manager of the New York Knicks came to an abrupt end Friday, with owner Jim Dolan announcing Walsh and the Knicks were parting ways, and with Walsh later saying he did not know if he had the energy to continue in the job for two more seasons.

    "Following a long series of discussions regarding his future role with the New York Knicks, Donnie Walsh and I have mutually agreed that he will be leaving his position ... at the end of June," Dolan said in a statement.


Which, of course, opens the door for...ISIAH THOMAS! Dun dun DUN!



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    Originally posted by It's False

    Which, of course, opens the door for...ISIAH THOMAS! Dun dun DUN!


Heh, like the door was ever closed for him. Maybe that's why the Knicks fans around here were going delirious about the team this year. They knew the Dolans would ruin it right away after finding some "success" (I say that in the most minimal way) and were hoping against hope for a championship. I hope they enjoyed that 'great' season they were raving about when they got Carmelo; you know, the one where they got swept out of the playoffs in the first round and finished under .500 for the whole season, including playoffs.













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This is dreadful news. Nothing worse than losing the sole voice of reason right as things start taking shape.

Dolan, Isiah, and D'Antoni ... oh no

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    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    I hope they enjoyed that 'great' season they were raving about when they got Carmelo; you know, the one where they got swept out of the playoffs in the first round and finished under .500 for the whole season, including playoffs.

Those Knicks fans really are insufferable. With their successful franchise, solid leadership, and constant winning, it's a wonder they're allowed to keep the team together.
I'm trying to figure out which NBA team you like that is so terrible that it justifies your hatred of NYK and their fans. Can't be the Nets. They've had more successful seasons since '99. Same for the 6ers, Celtics, Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, and Cavs. Is it Washington or Charlotte? Because whoever it is can't possibly have it worse than the impeding return of Zeke.
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.72
    Originally posted by Stefonics

    Those Knicks fans really are insufferable. With their successful franchise, solid leadership, and constant winning, it's a wonder they're allowed to keep the team together.
    I'm trying to figure out which NBA team you like that is so terrible that it justifies your hatred of NYK and their fans. Can't be the Nets. They've had more successful seasons since '99. Same for the 6ers, Celtics, Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, and Cavs. Is it Washington or Charlotte? Because whoever it is can't possibly have it worse than the impeding return of Zeke.


I hate the management of the team but the fans themselves I don't hate, especially considering that several of my friends are Knicks fans. I just found that how they totally forgave the management for the past dreadful decade and acted like the title was almost a birthright this year was ridiculous. You got Carmelo, who is an all star but not the champion many make him out to be and yet all I hear from his trade onward is that they were somehow the favorites to win it all. Even when they got swept by the Celtics, all I kept hearing was how that was a total fluke. Like the defending Eastern conference champions weren't deserving of beating a team that finished 42-40 and made the playoffs for the first time in about a decade.

Now do I think the Knicks are improved from the last couple of years? Yeah, I do. Do I think they can make the playoffs next year? Yeah, they can. But do I think they are title contenders? No, not even if they add Howard or Paul to the roster, at least not for another couple of years. There is still a lot to fix around the team, especially at the top. I just think people got a taste of progress and went overboard with their hope for the immediate future. Until the Dolans finally smarten up and give real control of the team to someone who can run it correctly (really, anyone other than Isiah), I just can't see them winning the NBA title anytime soon. And it may be the NYC media itself but I'm just tired of New York claiming as such.













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#6 Posted on
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      Originally posted by Stefonics

      Those Knicks fans really are insufferable. With their successful franchise, solid leadership, and constant winning, it's a wonder they're allowed to keep the team together.
      I'm trying to figure out which NBA team you like that is so terrible that it justifies your hatred of NYK and their fans. Can't be the Nets. They've had more successful seasons since '99. Same for the 6ers, Celtics, Bulls, Pacers, Pistons, and Cavs. Is it Washington or Charlotte? Because whoever it is can't possibly have it worse than the impeding return of Zeke.


    I hate the management of the team but the fans themselves I don't hate, especially considering that several of my friends are Knicks fans. I just found that how they totally forgave the management for the past dreadful decade and acted like the title was almost a birthright this year was ridiculous. You got Carmelo, who is an all star but not the champion many make him out to be and yet all I hear from his trade onward is that they were somehow the favorites to win it all. Even when they got swept by the Celtics, all I kept hearing was how that was a total fluke. Like the defending Eastern conference champions weren't deserving of beating a team that finished 42-40 and made the playoffs for the first time in about a decade.

    Now do I think the Knicks are improved from the last couple of years? Yeah, I do. Do I think they can make the playoffs next year? Yeah, they can. But do I think they are title contenders? No, not even if they add Howard or Paul to the roster, at least not for another couple of years. There is still a lot to fix around the team, especially at the top. I just think people got a taste of progress and went overboard with their hope for the immediate future. Until the Dolans finally smarten up and give real control of the team to someone who can run it correctly (really, anyone other than Isiah), I just can't see them winning the NBA title anytime soon. And it may be the NYC media itself but I'm just tired of New York claiming as such.


So you are saying a roster with Carmelo, Amare and either Howard or Paul are NOT title contenders? Really? I think it moves them up past Boston, even with Chicago and right behind the HEat in the East if either of those scenarios happen. And once in the playoffs, anything can happen (see Dallas this year).

As a Knicks fan, I will say MOST Knick fans did not have title aspirations at all this year and only a few did after Melo got here. Our issue is Dolan is finally righting the ship and is gone. And the person who blasted hole after hole in the ship is on the horizon (Thomas). If he comes back, I have NO FAITH that this team moves forward. If they bring anyone else, I will still see the arrow pointed up - which after a decade of shit, is the better option.



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As long as they stay some what healthy, I would put the Knicks past the Celtics and maybe in the number 3 position behind the Bulls. Thats not including if they get Chris Paul. If they get Paul, they move in the number 2 position since I think the Heat will go out and dominate next year win or lose in the finals. The Celtics are old and it showed during the playoffs. They had their time and I am sure they will make the playoffs next year, but they will be out in the second round.

There is upside to the Knicks, but that all goes away if Isiah comes back. I don't even think he had a winning season in college this year. I think the outcry from the fans will be enough or I pray will be enough to keep from doing something this suicidal.



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