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07:23 AM ET 11.01 | Among NBA pundits, the Knicks aren't much of a pick to with the title this season. But team owner and Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan expects them to do so. In a recent meeting with the coaching staff and some team executives, Dolan said he believes the Knicks have enough talent to win a title and that he expects them to do so this season, league sources with knowledge of the owner's message during the meeting confirmed. "He told them he believes they have enough talent to win it all," one source said, "and he expects it to happen this year." The Knicks won 54 games last season, finished in second place in the Eastern Conference and won a playoff series for the first time in 13 years. But many teams in the upper crust of the conference improved in the offseason.

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November 1, 2013  08:03 AM ET
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I'll give him one right now, the dumbest owner title.

This guy is the worst.

November 1, 2013  08:36 AM ET

Dear Dolan, whenever Isaiah tells you something please do well to check with at least one th third grader before going public with it.

Knicks are the 5th best team in the East and not better than the top seven teams in the West. So overall they're 12th our of 30 at best.

So why the hell will they win a championship? Drop it blue boy.. drop the pipe.

November 1, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Dear Dolan, whenever Isaiah tells you something please do well to check with at least one th third grader before going public with it. Knicks are the 5th best team in the East and not better than the top seven teams in the West. So overall they're 12th our of 30 at best. So why the hell will they win a championship? Drop it blue boy.. drop the pipe.

Meanwhile, the reason the Knicks haven't been able to put together a title winning team is HIM!

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November 1, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Just wait til JR comes back than maybe you'll win the championship... Okay just sarcasm. I follow all of the NY fans sentiment above.

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November 1, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Just wait til JR comes back than maybe you'll win the championship... Okay just sarcasm. I follow all of the NY fans sentiment above.

Dolan is the freaking best....


<Runs out before I get tar and feathered out of NYC>

November 1, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Delusional Much, Bro?

November 1, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Delusional Much, Bro?

My thoughts exactly. They'll be lucky to make it past the 1st round this year.

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November 1, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Meanwhile, the reason the Knicks haven't been able to put together a title winning team is HIM!

No doubt about that. WORD is Bron, Wade and Bosh wanted to team up on a neutral turf which is New York.. but then Ewing told them Dolan, while rich has too many people in his ears so his allegiance changes based on who got his EAR.. the guy's a flip flop; has no clue about basketball and straight up thinks no star is bigger than New York so he treats his star players like crap and distances himself from them.

In other words he does not let anyone into his family. That's why Riley left... and that's why he was able to con the three stars to join him in Miami... to be family, to have fun, to win!

To be on Dolan's good side you have to be submissive whoore like Alan Houston... Aint no championship for Knicks under Dolan's... the guy is a clown!

November 1, 2013  11:15 AM ET

Dear Mr. Dolan,

Sell.

Signed, Knicks Fans.

Go NY.

November 1, 2013  11:26 AM ET
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Incompetence starts at the top.

As a part-time Knicks fan I will support any movement that results in Dolan being removed as owner. Can they apply and extend the 'Ted Stepien' rule and force this guy out in the interest of the NBA?

November 1, 2013  11:50 AM ET

HAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHA

November 1, 2013  12:04 PM ET

That guy is dreaming!
Heat, Bulls, Pacers, Nets are for real..

November 1, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Have a good season and get into the playoffs. Beat the Heat. then my Knicks can get that elusive title! Go Knicks!

November 1, 2013  01:05 PM ET
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Have a good season and get into the playoffs. Beat the Heat. then my Knicks can get that elusive title! Go Knicks!

I'm sure they will go to playoffs, but Chandler should improve his defense in order to surpass the 4 teams.

 
November 1, 2013  01:25 PM ET

Pretty easy to see that this guy inherited his money.....

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