It’s getting kinda hectic in Madison Square Garden. Since bringing in Phil Jackson in to run basketball operations, New York Knicks fans were hoping that the Zen Master would be able to work the Knicks back into a championship contender.
That hasn’t happened as of yet.
The team has struggled for all year thanks to injuries, rumors of in-house fighting between players and lack of experience in first-year coach Derek Fisher. As we stand now, the Knicks have the leagues worst record at 10-41.
Needless to say, fans are getting impatient. One fan decided to send an email to Knicks CEO James Dolan expressing his concern with the direction of the team. Dolan’s response could be why fans fell a disconnect with the team.
The email, sent by the father of director Aaron Bierman reads,
Subject: I have been a knicks fan since 1952
At one stage I thought that you did a wonderful thing when you acquired EVERYTHING from your dad. However, since then it has been ALL DOWN HILL. Your working with Isaiah Thomas & everything else regarding the Knicks. Bringing on Phil Jackson was a positive beginning, but lowballing Steve Kerr was a DISGRACE to the knicks. The bottom line is that you merely continued to interfere with the franchise.
As a knicks fan for in excess of 60 years, I am utterly embarrassed by your dealings with the Knicks. Sell them so their fans can at least look forward to growing them in a positive direction Obviously, money IS NOT THE ONLY THING. You have done a lot of utterly STUPID business things with the franchise. Please NO MORE.
[Aaron Bierman’s dad]
Dolan’s reply went like this
You are a sad person. Why would anybody write such a hateful letter. I am.just guessing but ill bet your life is a mess and you are a hateful mess. What have you done that anyone would consider positive or nice. I am betting nothing. In fact ill bet you are negative force in everyone who comes in contact with you. You most likely have made your family miserable. Alcoholic maybe. I just celebrated my 21 year anniversary of sobriety. You should try it. Maybe it will help you become a person that folks would like to have around. In the mean while start rooting.for the Nets because the Knicks dont want you.
It’s safe to say that Mr. Bierman make retire his fandom. Too bad, Dolan can’t retire his presence from the Knicks anytime soon.
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