Not your father or grand-father’s Knicks:
Reflect on this image for a second:
Three African-American men run the Knicks (with Allan Houston and Craig Robinson also playing major roles) pic.twitter.com/pyAalrlBxb
— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) May 8, 2018
Say what you will about Knicks owner James Dolan, but he has not shied away from giving African-Americans the keys to his basketball kingdom. Eleven years ago, three African-Americans — Mills, Isiah Thomas and Anucha Browne Sanders — occupied Madison Square Garden’s executive suite. That arrangement ended in disaster. Browne Sanders was fired, then sued Thomas and the Garden for sexual harassment.
Today, Fizdale works with a leadership team in which Mills, the executive president of the Knicks; Perry, the Knicks’ general manager; and Craig Robinson, the vice president of player development and G League operations, are African-American. The subject wasn’t raised Tuesday, but they all know everyone is watching.