If the Knicks were a movie, we’d be at the end of Act II.
The end of Act I is when the character enters a new world. For me as a Knick fan, that would be 2006. The Knicks had hired Larry Brown, their first big-time coach since Pat Riley, and I figured the usual LB-routine would go into effect, i.e. team struggles mightily during his 1st year, team gets rid of players who don’t play “the right way,” team shows improvement year after year. As a bonus, it seemed the Knicks would struggle so much in Year 1 (which they did…oh God, did they ever) that Isiah would be fired. Isiah out, Larry Brown in. A win-win.
When Dolan fired LB and PROMOTED Isiah, I realized this owner was not your run-of-the-mill ding-a-ling. I’d seen the Knicks suffer from poor management before (Al Bianchi, anybody?). This was a whole new level of stinking, awful offal.
The end of Act II is when things seem to be at their lowest point, when all hope seems lost. Continue reading