James Dolan is the latest sports owner to find himself in hot water. The Knicks owner is facing charges from the National Labor Relations Board claiming that he threatened, illegally, to withhold pay increases from employees unless they voted to quit their union. Dolan runs the Knicks, Rangers, and Cablevision. You can read more about the case here
Knicks Owner James Dolan likes to talk about his band, “JD and the Straight Shot,” whenever he gets a chance. In an interview with the NY Times this week, Dolan talked about how he has been spending less time with the Knicks and more time focusing on his band. He also mentioned that he made a song about the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, called “Under That Hood.” Dolan is polarizing to say the least, and, while there is seemingly no intent on his part to be offensive in any way, I’m not sure this will go over so well. You can listen to the song HERE.
Earlier this week, we reported that Phil Jackson, who won 11 NBA championships as a coach with the Lakers and Bulls and 2 as a player with the Knicks, was leaning towards accepting James Dolan’s offer to become the Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations. Now, reports are leaking that the two sides have agreed in principle to a deal that would make Jackson the highest-paid executive in NBA history, and possibly net The Zen Master a minority ownership stake in the team. The details should become more clear in the coming days, but as things stand, it appears that Dolan has gotten his man.