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James Dolan Steps Down From Board Positions Amid Lawsuit Towards Raptors


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, based on a memo obtained by ESPN.

“Given all that has occurred currently, 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 basic counsel Jamaal Lesane is now representing the franchise at Board of Governor Conferences.

“My hope is that the Knicks will probably be handled equally and pretty as all different NBA groups,” Dolan mentioned within the memo. “… As you understand, I’m very busy with all my duties at MSG household of corporations. I want to use my time the place I might be most efficient.”

Dolan has turn into more and more important of the NBA and Silver over the previous few years.

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