Harris DeckerWhen teams are winning, certain things get swept under the rug. Last season, with the Knicks in firm control of the Atlantic Division, the Madison Square Garden media policy would never have been called into question. But with the team sitting at 19 games below .500, things like this start to rise to the top.
Fans are demanding answers and they aren’t getting any response from the Garden.
It has long been understood that getting answers from the front office at Madison Square Garden is no easy task. Beyond that, the messages that flow from the building are carefully controlled and monitored. What the front office is failing to realize is that the lack of communication from the Garden is actually making fans aggravated, to the point that they’re planning formal protests.
Think about that for a moment. Knicks fans have become so frustrated that they are spending their days planning events to try and get noticed by the people that run Madison Square Garden.They want answers. Simple answers. They want a general manager who will come out and answer questions from the media. They want an owner that cares. They want to know that the franchise they love is heading in the right direction.
Madison Square Garden’s media policy has backfired. While they might claim that a tight lipped strategy makes the most sense, I ask, where is the proof? If the media policy is such a good thing for the Garden, then why are so many people pissed off right now? The policy needs to change. Knicks fans want a general manager who will answer questions and an owner that takes responsibility when the team is struggling.