Mike Francesa cracked the knicks for her recent debacle over Steve Stoute, the team's new brand consultant, who got himself and the team into trouble because he said they would switch from interim coach Mike Miller in the off-season.
"How much more ridicule can this franchise be?" Said Francesa on Wednesday in his half-hour WFAN radio show. "I mean, how can you get someone to come out and act like they're running the franchise? Who decided, who in any way made this guy come out and make the sort of statements might have done through the franchise.
"To the point where he basically fired the head coach. On national television, ”said Francesa with a sarcastic laugh.
In the ESPN interview on Tuesday, Stoute said: “There had to be a change [firing team president Steve Mills], This change will bring a new coach and new coaches that will help develop these younger players. "
Stoute did not stop there and added: "Having a coach like this one who is sized and heavy so that the media would like to speak to him and believe him is super important."
Francesa, who congratulated Miller for having a Knicks team that couldn't play better anywhere, said owner James Dolan should have fired his newly formed image consultant for these comments.
"If I were Dolan, I would have fired this guy," said a lit Francesa. "I would have broken his contract and told him to go out on the street so quickly that he didn't know what hit him. Where was the famous Dolan temperament there? He should have been the first to leave. You, leave this guy [stay], this guy clearly speaks from school.
"[Do] Would you like a guy nearby to make such statements? Who thinks he first tells you how important he is to the franchise?
"How much worse can it get? How much more dysfunctional can it get? How much more embarrassing can it be? "
Hours after the Stoute interview went viral, the Knicks released a statement saying that Stoute "does not speak on behalf of New York Knicks employees and basketball operations."
Miller took to the streets on Wednesday when asked about Stoute's comments. He said the two had a "private conversation" and he didn't have to calm down about his job status.
The Knicks engaged Stoute shortly after Dolan kicked out a teenage fan who asked him to sell the team toward the end of their ugly, battle-filled defeat at home on January 29 against the Grizzlies. The next day, the contested owner called The Fan’s mother, who said the two had a “pleasant and respectful conversation”.
Francesa also said Dolan should be less worried about bullying young fans and that he should have given Stoute the shoe instead of a weak statement released by the team.
"You can bully a lot [young] Child, because he says you should sell the team, ”said Francesa. "But that's your answer to this guy? If he embarrasses your organization on national television from coast to coast."