Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 1:20 pm  |  29 responses

Knicks Owner James Dolan Fired an Employee Who Didn’t Recognize Him

According to the NY Post, New York Knicks boss James Dolan — an unpopular man in Gotham if there ever was one — canned an MSG security guard who didn’t recognize him as he tried to access his private box. Dolan then reportedly had a change of heart, and gave the poor woman her job back: “Madison Square Garden boss James Dolan was so furious with a security guard who didn’t recognize him outside the swanky Delta Sky 360 Club that he fired her right on the spot, sources said. But the hothead exec had a change of heart overnight — and the guard was back at her post the very next day, sources said. Dolan, 57, was walking into the exclusive club during Sunday’s Knick game against the Boston Celtics when security guard Fiordaliza Hernandez asked him for his ID — which he never wears, sources said. Instead of laughing it off, Dolan snapped, ‘Do you know who I am?’ Then Dolan demanded, ‘How long have you worked here?’ Three years, the guard said. ‘I’m your boss! I pay your salary!’ Dolan shot back. But rules are rules — and Dolan didn’t show his ID, so Hernandez refused to let him in, sources said. That’s when Dolan became so angry he yelled: ‘Give me your ID! You’re fired!’ The stunned guard was sent home immediately. ‘I have to get new security in this building! I have idiots working here!’ Dolan ranted, sources said. But the MSG honcho quickly reconsidered his decision, and last night, Hernandez was back on the job at a different post as the Rangers played the Winnipeg Jets.”

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  • Anthony Dixon

    lol smh what an asshole.. I don’t even know what he looks like.

  • Name

    Reminds me of the movie “The Dictator” where he just orders to execute people for the most random reasons.

  • http://twitter.com/apowellAdvocate Allen Powell II

    This might have happened. Or, the NY Post made up a story.
    Both are likely.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I mean if you’ve been working there 3 years and you don’t know who pays your salary…

  • Max


  • spit hot fiyah

    imagine if this was prigioni or Chris copeland

  • Gadea

    So Hernandez, didn’t recognize the short, fat, guy, with the triple chin.

  • Anthony Dixon

    looks like a regular business man in Starbucks

  • danpowers
  • bike

    Assuming by her name she qualifies as a minority, his change of heart may have been prompted by a MSG human resources person.

  • danpowers

    i dont know why but anytime i see his face the terms “80s” and “p*orn” come to my mind

  • bike

    Thanks. If I ever need a pic to accompany the definition of an asshole in a dictionary, I will use this.

  • LP

    Lord, be a t-shirt..

  • http://www.dzfoot.com/ Matt Harpring’s Haircut

    Rules are rules, no ID, no entry .. the article was pretty clear about that

    If anything she should be commended for doing such an excellent job!

  • http://www.dzfoot.com/ Matt Harpring’s Haircut

    Kenny Powers!

  • Max

    Cope is a beast!
    20 pts on 47% and 40%from deep per 36 minutes.

  • E.O.

    Mr. Dolan takes buffoon-ism to a whole new level. Pompous twit!

  • JB

    Prima donna

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    haha that’s actually a hilarious point

  • JL

    Ha it would have been a costly sure lose lawsuit with many implications for MSG. He fired her unjustly. So she probably got her job back and a raise too hopefully when they realized that. I don’t think her as a minority has anything to do with it (and in California, she is the majority now!).

  • The Philosopher

    Lord Thomas III…

  • Luke

    Fuck I hate Dolan please quit you dumbass I want someone with half a brain at least to manage the Knicks

  • http://twitter.com/socalflem M Fleming

    Jimmy Dolan has been practicing his role as an arrogant a-hole his entire life. Being an first-class a-hole is among his few accomplishments. Thanks to the ‘sperm pool’ lottery Jimmy was born the son of a wonderful, hard-working, fair, honest, successful and wealthy man named Chuck Dolan. Jimmy – the sperm pool blunder – has been given opportunity after opportunity to be a man, to make good choices, to lead by example. Jimmy has failed at every turn. He is a constant embarrassment to his family and the employees of the companies that the Dolan family owns and operates. From his constant drug abuse problems, his philandering, his extremely poor judgement re: people and his general on-going unwillingness to work – it is shocking that Jimmy hasn’t successfully ruined Cablevision, Madison Square Garden, the Knicks, etc. BUT it isn’t for a lack of trying!! By now you might say “this sounds personal”. It is! I’ve known this a-hole for more than 30 years. I dealt with him directly many times. I speak from experience. I agree w/’bike’. I suspect the only reason he rescinded the termination was because HR told him it would cost plenty to settle with Ms. Hernandez, a double minority at the least.

  • bb91103

    Or commonsense. If he was already inside and some idiot came and said they were the owners and was let it she would’ve been fired as well.
    P.S. I’ve met plenty of dumb white security guards who got to keep their job because they were white. If they weren’t they would have been fired.

  • bb91103

    I am thiniking he doesn’t directly pays her. Security are often done through contracts. It is not unusual for an employer on the ground not to recognize an executive.

  • JK

    Narcissist much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.rodriguez.12327 Eric Rodriguez

    Ass hole

  • Tom Carney

    I Work At MSG Personally I Never Once Seen Dolan But I Have Seen His Under Boss A Guy Named Diaz And the person Under Him Chuck Which They All Seem Nice. But Dolan Needs To Reveal Hisself I been There 3 years and some people more and never seen him once idc if u pay my salary show me who you are


    I fire her and call the police to have her arrested for been an ignorant and not recornizing the boss! you must know how your boss looks like and who he/she is, it’s a must!