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Mr. James L. Dolan

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Local Address: New York, New York, United States

Employment History

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  • Air Force Academy
  • Master's Degree , Computer Information Systems
    Boston University
  • Masters Degree , Computer Information Systems
    Boston University
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Trying to stay away, Knicks ..., 12 Feb 2015 [cached]
Trying to stay away, Knicks owner James Dolan back in news FILE - In this March 18, 2014, file photo, New York Knicks owner James Dolan listens to a question during a news conference in New York. He is the owner many Knicks fans love to hate, the guy they blame for the team's failings. He's also a wildly successful businessman bringing in money for his companies and leagues. So James Dolan isn't going anywhere. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
NEW YORK >> Ask Knicks fans about James Dolan, and you might hear that hes an incompetent owner and meddlesome manager, the reason their team has plummeted to the bottom of the NBA.
Ask others, and you might hear that hes a brilliant businessman, committed to charity, and driven to make sure those same fans have the best experience possible at the games.
Only one thing is certain: Even in a season when hes taken a lower profile, Dolan can never completely hide.
Dolan almost never shares his thoughts about the Knicks he hadnt taken questions from the media for about seven years before the press conference to announce Phil Jacksons hiring as president of basketball operations in March. Dolan made it clear then that he was giving Jackson full control and stepping back, but thats not good enough for some fans.
They have watched the Knicks become one of the leagues sorriest franchises, blaming Dolan for driving away a Jeremy Lin or Donnie Walsh, or keeping away Steve Kerr.
So when one longtime fan sent Dolan a critical email, he responded by telling the man that he was a hateful mess, speculating that he may be an alcoholic and telling him to go root for the Nets because the Knicks didnt want him.
Commissioner Adam Silver didnt punish Dolan, but said he preferred that everyone in the league always treat others with respect.
Having said that, I think we all have had days when we wish we had not hit send on an email and that may have been one of those days for Mr. Dolan, Silver said.
In this case, Jim sent in response to a harsh email, a harsh response. And its not the preferred way of communication in this league, but it happened.
The email appeared on on Sunday, and within days a group of fans had set up a website called, seeking donations to erect a billboard near MSG.
Throw in a fan rally last season and a group of fans in the front row wearing paper bags over their heads during a nationally televised game against Houston, it was the latest example of how tired the fans are of Dolan.
But hes not going anywhere and many around the league wouldnt want him to because hes good for business. He has turned the Knicks into the NBAs second-most valuable franchise, according to Forbes most recent rankings, and spent $1 billion to renovate Madison Square Garden.
Players see the Knicks annually rack up one of the leagues highest payrolls and cant question his desire to build a winner. He keeps many around after: More than a dozen Knicks have received full-time jobs after their playing days in the last 15 years.
He was around and you see him.
The only constant the fan website says under the header Incompetent Management, James Dolan.
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Many have accused Knicks owner James Dolan of repeatedly meddling, much to the detriment of the team. One fan had enough and decided to send Dolan an email
James Dolan , executive ..., 6 Feb 2015 [cached]
James Dolan , executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company , said: "Gregg's leadership abilities and strategic perspective have made enormous contributions to the success of Cablevision, and I am confident that he will have the same impact at MSG.
I look forward to working with Jim, Tad and MSG's management team on the continued growth of the business as we evolve and execute the company's strategy to ensure that MSG remains a leader in the sports, media and entertainment industries."
James L Dolan - The Madison Square Garden Company, 28 Oct 2014 [cached]
James L. Dolan Leadership / James L. Dolan
James L. Dolan
Executive Chairman The Madison Square Garden Company
As executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG), James L. Dolan oversees the company's many entities, including its world-famous arena complex, professional sports teams, sports and entertainment networks, and historic showplaces. Mr. Dolan also serves as chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, one of the nation's leading media and telecommunications companies.
In his role at The Madison Square Garden Company, Mr. Dolan is responsible for the Company's overall growth strategy and manages all of its operations. He also serves as governor to the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League on behalf of the New York Knicks and Rangers.
To ensure the standing of the Company's premier venues, Mr. Dolan has taken on a number of restoration projects throughout his tenure. In January 2014, the legendary Forum arena in Inglewood, California re-opened after undergoing a reinvention that created the largest indoor performance venue in the country focused on music and entertainment. This followed the October 2013 completion of a three-year Transformation of the Madison Square Garden Arena designed to significantly enhance the experience of customers, athletes, entertainers, suite holders and partners. Mr. Dolan was also the catalyst for a restoration of the Company's Beacon Theatre, which was renewed to its former grandeur in early 2009. Among his most significant accomplishments as MSG chairman, Mr. Dolan also spearheaded a multimillion-dollar restoration of Radio City Music Hall in 1999, returning the national landmark and MSG showpiece to its original splendor.
Over the past few years, Mr. Dolan has taken additional steps to expand MSG's entertainment properties. They include the addition of The Chicago Theatre, which was built in 1921 as one of the country's most opulent motion picture houses, and the Forum, which has been a celebrated arena in the Greater Los Angeles area since its opening in 1967.
Mr. Dolan has led MSG's response to local and national tragedies. He played a principal role in organizing several extraordinary benefit concerts, including "12-12-12," which raised more than $50 million for the victims of Hurricane Sandy; "The Concert For New York City," which generated more than $35 million in aid for 9/11 victims and heroes; and "From The Big Apple to The Big Easy," which raised nearly $9 million for Hurricane Katrina relief. Mr. Dolan also supports The Madison Square Garden Company's ongoing commitment to the community, particularly through the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the non-profit charity that works closely with all areas at the company to help children throughout the New York metropolitan area.
In addition to his leadership role at The Madison Square Garden Company, Mr. Dolan is chief executive officer of Cablevision Systems Corporation, which served as MSG's parent company until February 2010, when the sports, media and entertainment business became a standalone, public company. Mr. Dolan oversees Cablevision's comprehensive portfolio of advanced Optimum-branded telecommunications products, including its digital cable television, digital voice and high-speed Internet services, and Optimum WiFi, the nation's most robust wireless Internet network.
Also under his purview, and serving the New York tri-state area, are Cablevision's local media and programming properties, which include News 12 Networks and Newsday Media Group, featuring Long Island's leading daily newspaper, Newsday.
Prior to assuming his present posts at Cablevision and The Madison Square Garden Company, Mr. Dolan was chief executive officer of Rainbow Media Holdings, the former Cablevision programming subsidiary that became a separate, public company named AMC Networks Inc. in June 2011. Mr. Dolan began his career with Cablevision in the 1970s and held a variety of executive positions before overseeing Rainbow Media.
Mr. Dolan serves on the board of directors for The Madison Square Garden Company and AMC Networks, and is a member of Cablevision's board of directors and its executive committee. He is also on the board of The Lustgarten Foundation, an organization he helped found in 1998 which today is the nation's largest private supporter of pancreatic cancer research. In addition, he sits on the boards of Tribeca Enterprises, C-SPAN and the Breathe Easy Play Hard Foundation, and is a member of the New York University Steinhardt Dean's Council.
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