There have been some really big rumors floating around the city of New York as it pertains to the professional sports franchise in that city and the rumors have had some fans extremely excited about the future prospects of their favorite teams.
For those of you who have not been paying attention there were blockbuster rumors that James Dolan, the executive chairman and CEO of The Madison Square Garden Company, was looking to sell one or both of the major sports franchise that he has his hands in. Those two franchise would of course be the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association and the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, and Dolan really has no one but himself to blame for the rumors.
Dolan has previously been on the record stating that he has considered a move that would seperate the Knicks and the Rangers from the rest of the Madison Square Garden Company and it was that announced that had journalists digging for any talk of a potential sale of either of those franchises. Most interesting of all however was just how much enthusiasm the rumors were being met with as Dolan has long been one of the most reviled owners in all of North American professional sport.
Dolan has a terrible reputation for meddling directly in the affairs of his teams, especially in the case of the New York Knicks, and some fans have been begging for Dolan to sell the teams and move for years now. Dolan's reputation has recovered somewhat in recent years due largely in part to his successes outside of the sports world but sports fans in New York are not so quick to forgive and would almost certainly celebrate his departure. The talk of a sale however may be premature, something Rangers' and Knicks' fans will not be happy to hear.
Dolan was a guest on Fox 5 on Thursday under the pretense of debuting a new song from his band but he was of course asked about the gigantic rumors floating around the city. Unfortunately the answer he gave indicated that he will not be going anywhere.
"No," said Dolan. "We're not going to sell."
It seems like the Knicks' and the Rangers' fan base are stuck with Dolan for the foreseeable future.
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