It's been 36 days since James Dolan and Phil Jackson sat down together at a press conference to introduce Jackson as the new team president of the New York Knicks. 36 days! And yet, it already sounds like there might be trouble in paradise.
Early this morning, the New York Daily News ran a story indicating that there is some "minor friction" between Dolan and Jackson at the moment. According to the Daily News report, Jackson has been trying to fire several Knicks employees so that he can make some new hires in the Knicks' front office. However, Dolan has been hesitant to let those employees go and has reportedly told Jackson that he cannot fire them. So from the sound of things, Dolan is not "willingly and gratefully" giving up total control of the Knicks to Jackson, which is something that he said he was fully prepared to do 36 days ago.
As you might imagine, that is not sitting well with a lot of Knicks fans. And right now, they're taking to Twitter to express their frustrations with Dolan. Here are some of the craziest tweets that we've seen about the situation. Let's hope that this Daily News report isn't a sign of things to come for the Knicks and their fan base. It doesn't look like they can take much more of Dolan's shenanigans...
James Dolan is a fuckin moron that has no clue what he's doing.— Ryan Dougherty (@ryanmdougherty7) April 23, 2014
F**k you James Dolan! I think I speak for every single #Knicks fan when I say these words!— King Louis III (@NYKNation4Life) April 23, 2014
So James Dolan is already meddling with Phil Jackson's decisions on employees.. Dude doesn't know how to take a step back!— Nick Hollingsworth (@nickh1097) April 23, 2014
James Dolan needs to fuckin crawl in a hole— Young King (@Dmilburn21) April 23, 2014
If James Dolan doesn't let Phil Jackson do what he wants, the Knicks are gonna suck forever.— Jarred Stone (@SheWentToJarred) April 23, 2014
It really didn't take long for James Dolan to start messing up a potentially good thing.— Michael James (@MikeJamesLaw) April 23, 2014
James Dolan still defends Isaiah Thomas. That should tell you all that you need to know about his ability to choose front office people.— VK (@VNNetsraK) April 23, 2014
Is James Dolan lying and ultimately continuing his interference with the Knicks anything but expected? We've seen this show before.— Nicholas Rossoletti (@NRoss56) April 23, 2014
James Dolan, go fuck yourself. Sincerely, every Knicks fans out there.— James DiChiara (@KingJamesD7) April 23, 2014
Fuck James Dolan! Phil Jackson was hired for a reason! Let him do what he wants! Obviously dolans way was not working— Levitticus (@Blevv92) April 23, 2014
Well clearly listening to James Dolan has got the Knicks nowhere lately so he should probably listen to Phil Jackson @nyknicks— Kyle Grossmann (@grossmann_kyle) April 23, 2014
James Dolan is Jerry jones part 2— Tommy Buns ® (@Jaccpot45) April 23, 2014
[via New York Daily News]