Phish Tank wrote:I'm pretty sure Isiah was given full reign to do whatever he wanted while he was around.... it just ended up that Larry Brown messed with him that one season he was with us.
Donnie also had full control 2 of the 3 years.... that is until the Melo trade, supposedly. Though Walsh seems to take full credit for everything.....
Grunwald was a CAA puppet more than a Dolan puppet.
Mills was a placeholder until Phil.
Phil had full control until he decided he wanted to buy out Melo.
Mills/Perry seem to have full control.
Don't really see where Dolan has meddled much recently outside of what I mentioned...
None of these people ever had 'full control'. If they did, they would have been allowed to get rid of certain people who have been employed forever at MSG, like Allan Houston or the medical staff. Attempted moves to get rid of said long-time employees were met with resistance from Dolan. Did you forget when Dolan tried to sign Isiah Thomas against Walsh's wishes as a 'consultant' when he was still coaching at FIU?
Mills wasn't a placeholder. He was legitimately brought back, which is why he is still here now.
Mills is the ultimate Dolan yes man. Having been around forever, it's hard to take anything he says seriously and definitely hard to have confidence in a man who presided over Layden, Isiah and Phil regimes.