Much like an NCAA basketball team getting its first loss out of the way before the NCAA tournament hits, perhaps it is best that the New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan and Phil Jackson had their first disagreement about something as relatively benign as the firing of unnamed staff this month. Just a chance to re-iterate just who is who in this relationship, before it comes time to start arguing about coaches, general managers, players, or disclosures with the media.
That’s the report from Frank Isola at the New York Daily News, who revealed that Dolan got in the way of Jackson firing several members of the Knicks staff, citing loyalty as the reason. What role this staff did or will play with the Knicks wasn’t listed, but we do know that Jackson and Dolan have already just about signed off on the fact that, no, Phil really isn’t completely in charge here.
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Just one month into his role as Knicks president, Jackson has already clashed with Dolan, the chairman of