Thanks to James Dolan, Donnie Walsh ended his tenure as the President of the New York Knicks on Thursday. He is heading home to be with his family in Indiana.
“I’m going back to my wife and family. That’s where I’ll be. That’s where I live.”
Walsh will be a Knicks consultant for one year.
The Knicks, with the help of Walsh, made great strides in becoming relevant again. They made the playoffs for the first time 2004 and they posted their first winning season in ten years. Now, they may not have won a playoff game but they were competitive in their series with the Boston Celtics and let people know they were back in a sense.
When the news broke that Walsh would be stepping down, a lot of Knicks fans’ hearts stopped – mine included – and we were left to wonder if everything Walsh had done in the past few years would be undone by stupidity and bad decisions we’re used to see from the Dolans.
Time will tell on that one.
So I wish Donnie Walsh the best of luck, enjoy your time with your family and for the love of God, if Jim Dolan extracts his head from his rear end and offers you the job again in a year, please take it. Thanks.