'Knicks4Sale' website urges James Dolan to sell Knicks, buy Nets
Fifteen seasons of New York Knicks near-absolute dumpster fire-ness is one thing, but for owner James Dolan to respond to a frustrated lifelong fan's email by calling him a "hateful mess" and a possible alcoholic who has likely made his family miserable, is an entirely different story. At least it was enough to give one collective of moribund Knicks fans a new cause -- to seek Dolan's ouster through the website Knicks4Sale.com, which outlines the team's failings under Dolan's ownership.
The group of guys behind Knicks4Sale.com, led by Jason Koeppel, are seeking to gather $20,000 to erect a billboard brandishing their message to Dolan outside Madison Square Garden, home of the league-worst 10-42 Knicks.
"Start rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don't want you" Dolan also wrote to 73-year-old fan lrving Bierman in the email that set off Koeppel.
On Monday, Koeppel told Mike Mazzeo of ESPNNewYork.com the following about his motivation and frustration:
Perhaps desirous of stamping out the issue just prior to the NBA All-Star weekend at Dolan's Madison Square Garden, NBA commissioner Adam Silver chalked up Dolan's absurd email to him being a New Yorker.
"Jim is a consummate New Yorker," Silver said. "Jim got an unkind email and responded with an unkind email."
Jim is not a consummate New Yorker: he's a thin-skinned, tone-deaf buffoon and his moronic email response is evidence of that.
The Knicks4Sale guys have a good idea -- Dolan should free the Knicks and buy the now-available Brooklyn Nets. But Nets fans don't deserve Dolan, either.
“What he should do is sell the Knicks,” Bierman told the Wall Street Journal on Monday, “and buy a Little League team in Long Island.”