James Dolan resigned his positions on the league’s Board of Governors’ influential advisory/finance and media committees earlier than launching the New York Knicks’ lawsuit in opposition to the Toronto Raptors, in keeping with a memo obtained by ESPN.
“Given all that has occurred these days, I’ve come to the conclusion that the NBA neither wants nor needs my opinion,” Dolan wrote in a July memo to Silver that he copied to the opposite 29 league homeowners.
Dolan additionally knowledgeable Adam Silver and his friends of his intentions to now not attend Board of Governor conferences. Knicks common counsel Jamaal Lesane is now representing the franchise at Board of Governor Conferences.
“My hope is that the Knicks will likely be handled equally and pretty as all different NBA groups,” Dolan stated within the memo. “… As you understand, I’m very busy with all my duties at MSG household of corporations. I would like to use my time the place I might be best.”
Dolan has develop into more and more vital of the NBA and Silver over the previous few years.