The Knicks are not simply a train wreck that can be burned and swept from the tracks. They are a complex machine that is driven by a stubborn old engine -- the Carmelo Anthony model -- which has not and never will work in conjunction with other parts.
To hire a person to lead a women's basketball team who was found guilty of sexual harassment seems, at a minimum, to be immensely tone-deaf. For others, it is the worst decision James Dolan -- chairman of Madison Square Garden -- has ever made.
The NIT itself is a blast, and with the college bands playing backup, serves as a paean to the rich history of the round-ball in this borough. The NIT mercifully gives New York basketball fans a respite from the misery that has become the Knicks over this past decade and counting.
To the surprise of no one, New York Knicks inheritor James L. Dolan proved himself a bully and a jerk this week when he sent an email to a lifelong Knicks fan calling him a miserable person and an "alcoholic maybe".
One of the many great things about living in New York City is the abundance of sports teams. In every major sport, New York has not one, but at least two professional teams -- a luxury not afforded to smaller cities like Cleveland or even more cosmopolitan ones like Boston.