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Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 9:15 am  |  14 responses

Donnie Walsh: New York Knicks Can Contend for NBA Title


Former Knicks team president Donnie Walsh says he doesn’t miss the grind of NBA front-office work and is enjoying his new role as consultant. He also claims that the roster he helped put together in New York is close to being able to challenge for a championship. From the NY Post: “Donnie Walsh, after spending a summer in Indianapolis relaxing with his family, has no regrets on his decision to pass on Knicks owner James Dolan’s contract extension to run the franchise. Last night, Walsh, 70, was back in Manhattan, looking dapper as the Bronx native/former Fordham Prep star was inducted into the New York City Basketball Hall of Fame at the New York Athletic Club. ‘I spent the last 25 years running franchises, now I’m not,’ Walsh said. ‘But there’s a release that I don’t have to do that anymore. I haven’t missed it in that nature and I’ve enjoyed being home with my family.’ … Walsh knows he did not finish the job of building a title contender but said he feels he came close, assembling Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups. ‘We have a core of players we can build around to build a [championship-contending] team,’ Walsh said. ‘We’re not finished. There’s more pieces. But I think we got some really good players that can lead a team and form a core of that team. What we have are the most important things.’”

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  • stayweird38

    Melooooooooo! Go knicks Melo is gonna get a ring before LeQueen James watch! I’m a melo fan too not a knicks fan!!

  • the truth

    lol

  • bull22

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha walsh please get off the pipe! it wont be this year for sure, remember knick fans have already packed it in for season by saying “we are waiting for CP3″ thanks for the laugher walsh….

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    It’s not gonna happen, Walsh!

  • BRAVO

    the only way it happens if you get demar derozan

  • Markstripes

    Bravo, did you see Shumpert go “head to head” against Derozan? Shumpert is no joke!

  • MUBWAR

    hahahahaha I almost chocked on my muffin. But I still think the knicks can compete a little better than the bulls against the Heat. shumpert is alright, no where near Derozen though.

  • ab40

    unless woodson can meke em play D and they have a center who can catch a ball and finish in the lane this team is going nowhere

  • T-Money

    markstripes: beware of summer league warriors. dion glover used to the run things every summer lol.

  • http://www.sunlust.com RunNGun

    They’ll contend when they have an all-star player at every position and bench that doesn’t play defense but can play in D’Antoni’s SCORE-MORE-POINTS-THAN-YOUR-OPPONENTS offense. LOL

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    They will contend for homecourt in the first round. Thats all the contending they’ll be doin

  • http://www.google.com/news BETCATS

    They need a center and a different point guard.

  • http://facebook.com d00m

    Of course, if there’s a season..

  • slam-man

    I don’t think it mattered really. This team and the last team could’ve eventually become contenders.

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