It’s already been a rough season for the New York Knicks, and things are just beginning to heat up. New York has struggled mightily in amassing a 2-4 record on the court, and head coach Mike Woodson was reportedly (according to multiple outlets) summoned to the owner’s office following a 120-89 blowout loss (at home, no less) to the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.
Now, the always entertaining owner of the team, James Dolan, has kicked things up to a new level with the infamous “guaranteed” victory.
#Knicks owner James Dolan, performing at a JD & the Straight Shots Show, says, “We’re going to win the next game. That’s a guarantee.”
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 11, 2013
Ian Begley of ESPN New York (among others) is reporting that Dolan guaranteed a victory over the Hawks (who New York plays on Wednesday), and the timing is quite curious. First, the game is on the road (in Atlanta where Mike Woodson previously coached), which already puts the Knicks at a significant disadvantage, and secondly, it’s the seventh game of the 82-game season.
For me, this doesn’t even need to be hashed out as anything remotely serious, but Dolan’s repeatedly hilarious behavior is something to behold. In my opinion, the Hawks are simply a better team than the Knicks right now, and when you factor in the home-court advantage, it’s tough to side with Dolan in even picking (much less guaranteeing) a win for New York.
Stay tuned for the theatrics as they explode.