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Knicks eye Calipari to coach, run front office

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08:08 AM ET 04.08 | How would John Calipari play on Broadway? James Dolan's reluctance to pick up Knicks president Donnie Walsh's $5 million option for next season the moment the team qualified for the playoffs says it all about where this shadowy situation is headed. Instead of earning as little as that requisite reward from his boss (though a multi-year extension offer certainly wouldn't have been unreasonable), the person most responsible for reviving the franchise's relevance got the silent treatment and the cold shoulder, at least for public consumption. ... According to a team executive, who knows a thing or two about a thing or two regarding goings-on behind the screens, Dolan may have eyes for John Calipari ... to run the front office and coach.

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April 8, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Big time failure ahead. Calipari is no NBA coach. Is this Isiah's idea?

April 8, 2011  08:57 AM ET

These idiot FN interns need to get to work a little earlier so they can figure out what stories are going to go where befofre people start loggin on.

Every time I refresh the page the order of threads changes.

April 8, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Big time failure ahead. Calipari is no NBA coach. Is this Isiah's idea?

It would be like Pitino at Boston...

... or, Calipari with N.J.

April 8, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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These idiot FN interns need to get to work a little earlier so they can figure out what stories are going to go where befofre people start loggin on.Every time I refresh the page the order of threads changes.

You're right, Ep lol

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April 8, 2011  09:04 AM ET

Dolan really is an appreciative jerk... Walsh just put money in his pocket in the form of a longer season " and this the thanks he get's?"

April 8, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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Let's run this by Isiah first before we start getting carried away.

Lmfao, exactly, the main decision maker

April 8, 2011  09:09 AM ET

I don't think Calipari is the answer. The Knicks need someone with a vision. Donnie had a vision for a two-star team that headlined LBJ and he failed.

April 8, 2011  09:11 AM ET

If he moves to the pros, he loses one of his major advantages - he can't cheat in recruiting.

April 8, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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I don't think Calipari is the answer. The Knicks need someone with a vision. Donnie had a vision for a two-star team that headlined LBJ and he failed.

That wasn't a vision... that was a hallucination.

Big difference.

April 8, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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If he moves to the pros, he loses one of his major advantages - he can't cheat in recruiting.

Great point. Didn't Calipari already have a stint in the NBA? Then he went sulking back to the college ranks when he discovered that the guys make more money than him and he couldn't threaten them with suspension and no prom tickets.

April 8, 2011  09:19 AM ET

OMG Dolan is a f'in moron, he does this and I'm done with the knicks, I swear he stands by the isiah thomas who set the franchise back 20 years then when Walsh comes along and brings some dignity back to the franchise he wants to get rid of him for a crookedarse college coach, only the knicks no better yet only DOLAN smfh

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April 8, 2011  09:29 AM ET
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Zzzzzzzzzz.... Well they've got the "rumors" part down to a science, now how about some "truth"?

Morning Doc.. whats with the Mad Quadafi avatar?

April 8, 2011  09:32 AM ET

Knicks need to eye someone else!

April 8, 2011  09:37 AM ET

Walsh was hired to do 1 thing. Sign LBJ and get him in a knick uni. Walsh is gone.

 
April 8, 2011  09:38 AM ET
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Walsh was hired to do 1 thing. Sign LBJ and get him in a knick uni. Walsh is gone.

How was Walsh supposed to obtain James more than any other GM?

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