04/23/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tom Brokaw Slams Cablevision CEO/Knicks Owner's Family: "They Operate As If They Were A Sovereign Country"

Tom Brokaw slammed Cablevision CEO — and New York Knicks owner — James Dolan for poor management of the Knicks and Madison Square Garden that have led him to give up his long-held season tickets.

In an interview with XM Satellite Radio's Jim Gray, Brokaw said, "I won't renew because I don't like the attitude that that ownership has brought to the community. I just think that they have failed their obligation to the city....[Yankees and Mets owners] bring to the community winning teams as best they can and make real statements about being supportive of the community. I don't think that the Dolans have done that, and I think the Garden has lost a lot of its luster....They get these huge prices for people to sit in those seats, all kinds of tax advantages to owning the Garden, and yet they operate as if they were a sovereign country and want to play only by their own rules. So I'm not very happy about that."

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