Bill Simmons reported on his most recent podcast that New York Knicks owner James Dolan is seriously considering selling the Knicks.
“Multiple people told me this, who know things. James Dolan is courting offers for the Knicks,” said Simmons via Forbes. “It’s happening. It’s on. It’s go-time. He’s courting offers for the Knicks. That’s what I heard at All-Star weekend from people I trust.”
“This is what I’ve pieced together. [Dolan] really cares about the buildings and the in-game/in-concert experience. And he wants to put even more money into that,” Simmons explained. “The Knicks are just a pain in the a–, people s–t on him for it. He feels if he can just sell the Knicks for some crazy price, then he can put the money into that music/in-game experience stuff that he cares about. So, the Knicks are available.”
Dolan issued a statement through MSG, completely denying the scoop:
Statement from MSG regarding report that James Dolan is listening to offers:
"The story is 100% false. There has been nothing. No discussions. No plans to have discussions – nothing.”
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) February 18, 2019
The Knicks haven’t made the NBA Playoffs since 2013 and just traded away their franchise player in Kristaps Porzingis.