Walsh said he was aware of problems between the Knicks and the news media, "but I didn't really know because, let's face it, New York has such a large group of media that I thought maybe it was necessary for that." But in recent days, he said, "it just seemed to be a bigger problem" and when he mentioned the policy to Dolan during their contract negotiations, he said Dolan told him, "Fine, then you take it over."

Times: Knicks Try New Tack: Better Ties to Media