Oakley spent a decade playing for the Knicks, and Green felt that Dolan was wrong to hit out at Oakley after his contributions benefited the organization. Jordan, a close friend of Oakley's, participated in the conversation by phone.
According to Knicks, Charles Oakley was abusive. "That's not classy at all", Green said. Well, Silver said both men were "apologetic" over tarnishing the image of the Knicks and the National Basketball Association, with Dolan expressing hope that Oakley appears as his guest at MSG in the near future.
James Dolan has been in charge of the Knicks since 1999.
Regarding the possibility of an "Oakley Day", sources told ESPN that Oakley's camp and the Knicks had discussed having a possible "Charles Oakley Day", though that appears moot at this point given Oakley's most recent comments.
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Jeff Van Gundy hopes that Charles Oakley and the Knicks will fix their relationship and believes Oakley's jersey No. 34 should be raised to the Garden rafters. Depending on whose side of the story you believe, Oakley may or may not have been loudly harassing Dolan. Oakley was later charged with three counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of criminal trespass. The statement had said that Dolan hoped Oakley could return to MSG as his guest in the near future. During a radio interview on Friday, Dolan hinted that Oakley may have issues with alcohol and/or anger. It said both Dolan and Oakley apologized for the fallout from Wednesday's situation.
"Yeah, for us, it is another thing this year that has been a minor distraction", he said. "Oak was a great player for the Knicks and hopefully some day he comes back". I said this to you guys before, it takes special people to deal with.
However, in an interview with the New York Daily News later in the day, Oakley was still hurt over Dolan and the Knicks intimating last week that he's an alcoholic following the scrap with MSG security. "I definitely think, like I said, that that's a slave-master mentality". If I'm not mistaken, Dolan owned that team when he was playing. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.