Knicks all Walsh-ed up?
By FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency
TORONTO - As soon as the brooms appeared at Madison Square Garden, the rumours circulated.
In Toronto, GM Bryan Colangelo is left to twist in the wind, his fate in the hands of a dysfunctional ownership group that lacks common sense when its only goal is to make money.
In New York, Donnie Walsh finds himself in a similar situation, the Knicks’ ownership just as messed up as Toronto, the only difference being that at least James Dolan serves as a face.
He’s a face that represents arrogance and incompetence, but it’s a face nonetheless.
As of today, the Knicks face the prospect of losing Walsh, who is as well-respected as any basketball executive in the NBA.
Depending on who you listen to, Walsh has either been offered a two-year extension or he’ll soon be shown the door.
A decision on Chauncey Billups’ contract must be exercised and there’s also the matter of dealing with head coach Mike D’Antoni.
And somewhere in the background is the fate of Glen Grunwald, whose ties to Toronto may lead him back to Canada.
Relatively speaking, what needs to be done in Raptorland pales in comparison to the issues facing the Knicks.
“I’m pretty sure the front office will handle it to the best of their ability,” Carmelo Anthony said. “They have one of the best front offices in the NBA right now, so they will do their job. I’ll let them handle that.”