With "Linsanity" gripping the entire NBA, New York Knicks management has become especially excited.
"I honestly don't think it's possible to mess this one up, which is the first time I've felt that way about running a team," said New York Knicks owner, James Dolan, who also released a public statement asking that he be referred to in the media as Jimmy Do-Lin. "Jeremy Lin is just so good and the team is absolutely flourishing around him. The guys actually look like they're having fun out there — not just making millions to play a game. Even Coach D'Antoni is smiling. I haven't seen him this happy since I jokingly told him we weren't going to pursue Carmelo Anthony."
Dolan — or Do-Lin, as he is now called — said that having a young, franchise point guard at the league minimum salary is something most team's would dream of.
"But I don't want to stand pat," he said. "We can always improve, so that's why I put in a call to see if Isiah Thomas would be interested in coaching to put us over the top. He didn't pick up. He probably was worried I was calling to ask him to listen to my band's latest single. But I'll keep calling him. That said, Mike's job is probably safe as long as we don't lose another game."
Assistant General Manager and former Knick, Allan Houston, says all the team needs now is another outside threat. That's why the 40 year-old has departed to the mountains of Eastern Canada for yet another comeback attempt.
"Jeremy Lin, Amar'e, Carmelo, Isiah, me — we'll be unstoppable!" said Houston.
But Knicks GM Glen Grunwald suggests that New Yorkers shouldn't get too attached to Lin.
"Sell high, right?" said Grunwald. "People say we got ripped off in the Nuggets deal for Carmelo? Well, what if we can get Raymond Felton back for a guy who was in the D-League a few weeks ago? You have to make that deal. The only way this team is going to win a championship again is to make smart moves like that. You can't over-think things."