|Wednesday, July 23
Musician makes pitch to be Knicks' owner
ESPN.com news services
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is a huge fan of the New York Knicks. However, the musician/fashion icon made it clear recently that he would like to be more than that.
In what would certainly be a fascinating and perhaps unrealistic marriage, Combs has expressed interest in buying the Knicks. He made his wishes clear on a Tuesday morning appearance on Howard Stern's syndicated radio show.
"I think I could do a good job," Combs told Stern, admitting that his efforts to reach the current owners and discuss it have been unsuccessful. "I'm publicly puttin' it out there, because they're not taking my calls.
"I think [they need] some new blood up in there... I'm not saying let's get rid of the owners, I'm saying put me down. Put me in the game... Because it's not going down right now."
The Knicks, who are owned by James Dolan, have missed the playoffs for two straight seasons and have not given their fans much to be excited about recently. They were 37-45 last season, finishing tied for fifth in the Atlantic Division. Combs told Stern he believes he could turn that around. There have been no indications that Dolan is planning to sell the team.
"We're making rush decisions," P. Diddy said of the Knicks. "I think we need a team that also reflects the spirit of the city. We need an aggressive, fast team that knows how to run."