James Dolan Rumors
Vogel’s job has been said to be in jeopardy in past years. He would seem a perfect fit if front-runner Kurt Rambis agrees to slide over as the offensive coordinator of the triangle. According to sources, Knicks owner James Dolan felt Vogel outcoached Mike Woodson during the Knicks’ seminal six-game playoff defeat to the Pacers in 2013. The Knicks carried a 54-28 record into the second-round series before being upset – the pivotal moment coming when Carmelo Anthony was blocked at the rim by Roy Hibbert late in the fourth quarter of Game 6.
Carmelo Anthony had a strong response to a fan who was heckling him late in the New York Knicks’ 104-85 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. “Look, the owner’s right there,” Anthony said he told the fan. “Ask for your money back.”
“He kept calling my name, calling my name, saying, ‘You guys suck, you guys suck,'” Anthony said after the Knicks’ 19-point loss to Portland. “At that point, I was trying to gather myself, and I turned around. All I did was point at Dolan and told him, ‘Look, the owner’s right there. Ask for your money back.’ He’s calling me and telling me he’s never coming to another game and we suck. Just don’t want to hear that. I pointed to the owner and told him, ‘You deal with that with him. Maybe you can get your money back.'”
Team owner James Dolan also has been upset with the Knicks’ poor play, league sources with knowledge of the situation say. New York has lost 12 of 14 and is 1-3 since Rambis took over for the fired Derek Fisher. Rambis on Tuesday said he might consider tweaking the starting lineup.