With all that the Knicks front office has been handling the last couple of months and culminating weeks, the "What’s next with Walsh" situation has been put on the back burner. Donnie Walsh, Knicks President of Basketball Operations, is in the last year of a three-year contract with New York.
His stint has been most successful.
But don't expect any word on Walsh's future with the team until definitely after the trade deadline and probably not until near April 30, the deadline for the organization to exercise a one-year option on Walsh for 2011-12.
That will leave two months for James Dolan, Madison Square Garden boardmembers and fans to ponder Walsh's fate: exercise the option, give Walsh an extension now or say "sayonara."
Hopefully, the Knicks will still be playing by the time of the deadline (their final regular season game is April 13). If that’s the case, maybe Dolan and the organization, rather than distract, will just flip the switch on the option and worry about further talks after next season.
If the option is not exercised, Walsh's contract and time with the Knicks will come to an end on June 30th unless he's granted a new deal.
Either way, Donnie Walsh deserves to continue at the helm. Here’s 10 reasons why: