Peter Vecsey over at the Post has some updates on the continuing state of flux that is the Knicks organization. But hold on just a second, maybe my beloved Knicks will keep Donnie Walsh. The grizzled ex-Indiana GM, who I always liked because he’s as addicted to nicotine as I am, is the lone bright spot for the Knicks management team that’s been pissing off New Yorkers for almost a decade.
Because of the increasingly cozy relationship between Dolan’s Camp Cablevision and CAA’s posh clients, Rose and Wesley would be privy to such classified information and, in Calipari’s circumstance, have a need to know it.
If that’s the case — and undeniably it is — then why haven’t the Knicks announced Walsh is being retained for next season and beyond, which all but automatically assures D’Antoni of being on the sidelines for at least the final year of his contract?
Why the delayed announcement?
Because the give and take was not completed until last week, I’m informed. Late changes were made by Walsh and approved by Dolan. Once Camp Cablevision’s required “six signatures” (I don’t think my source was being facetious) are on the dotted line, apparently sometime this week, the deal will be done, if not publicized.
Clearly, the new arrangement will give Walsh the control to finish the Knicks’ renovation the way he sees fit. If there was any uncertainty about that it would have demonstrated Dolan did not want him back. That would have shoved Walsh into retirement.
Next up for the Knicks and Walsh, if he re-signs, is the Mike D’Antoni issue, but we’ll save that for another time.
(New York Post; h/t Ball Junkie)