Madison Square Garden Rumors
The Knicks will hold a news conference Monday to introduce Perry and perhaps provide a plan for the franchise moving forward. “I will work tirelessly to develop a culture that demands results, commitment and pride from everyone fortunate enough to be associated with our team — from our staff to our players,” Perry said in a statement after the Knicks hired him. “Nothing comes close to Madison Square Garden for basketball and it is our right and responsibility to showcase that tradition of excellence, day and night. I can’t wait to get started.”
A league source said Perry would let Hornacek run whatever offense he wants, and he wouldn’t meddle. In many of the interviews Perry has given recently, he speaks about having no agendas and the importance of having good relationships with people. “You chuck all individual agendas and leave them at the door when you come into the office,” Perry said in an interview with the Kings.com, the Sacramento Kings website, in May. “Once you come into this office, we’re working together, it’s always fun.
The Knicks’ entertainment team tested an old-school concept in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Warriors in Madison Square Garden. They muted all the pumped-in noise, cut out the music and allowed the sounds of the game to fill the arena. Some liked the experiment. Draymond Green certainly didn’t, blasting it passionately in his postgame interview.
“That was pathetic,” Green said. “It was ridiculous. It changed the flow of the game. It changed everything. You get so used to playing the game a certain way and to completely change that? To me, I thought it was completely disrespectful to Michael Levine and Rick Welts and all these guys who have done these things to change the game from an entertainment perspective and give the game a great vibe.”
“Complete disrespect,” Green said. “You advance things in the world to make it better. You don’t go back to what was bad. It’s like computers can do anything for us and then you go back to paper. Why would you do that? It was ridiculous…They need to trash that because that’s exactly what that was.”