“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,” Jim Dolan said. “In a relatively short time with the Knicks, Donnie made a tremendous impact, which will be felt for many years to come. We thank Donnie for his leadership, hard work and many contributions to the revitalization of the team.”
In Walsh’s three seasons with the Knicks he got ride of many of Isiah Thomas’ mistakes by gutting the roster so cap room could be cleared. With the added cap room, the Knicks were able to sign two maximum-salary free agent; Amare Stoudemire last July and Carmelo Anthony in February.
Mr. Walsh wanted to return but has been battling health problems while also battling the fact that Jim Dolan was still relying on the advice of the inept Isiah Thomas.
It has been stated that Mr. Walsh brought professionalism to a Knicks organization that had become an embarrassment on and off the court during Thomas’ reign.
Good work Jim Dolan. Just when the Garden was feeling like the Garden again.