Originally Posted by maven
If I remember correctly, they finally cleared all the dead contracts and were ready to spend. Since they couldn't land James/Wade/Bosh. They just had to spend the money? While NY was bad for years they finally had relief from the contracts which cause the problem in the first place. Couldn't land a player, so they drop all that money on Stat? Knicks have always been a destination. Just no patience shown there. There was no rush to drop that type of coin on Stat.
No, you have to understand the climate. The FO positioned themselves for the 2011 FA period. If the knicks did NOTHING, the fanbase would have erupted. It would have been completely unacceptable. Patience was gone. For PR reasons they HAD to do something. They took a shot, for a year it worked, and now they are stuck with it. **** happens.
Here's the reality. Right now, the Knicks are a 50-win team playing pretty good basketball. The STAT thing didnt work out, but its not like it totally annhilated us either.