Chaney has the job, but Dolan has the final say

Don Chaney will guide the Knicks for the rest of this season, but MSG chairman Jim Dolan will be watching very closely.

Updated: December 11, 2001, 2:52 PM ET
By Mitch Lawrence | Special to ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- After Jeff Van Gundy walked out of New York and Don Chaney was installed as the Knicks' head coach -- for this season at least -- the names you heard for the head coaching position for next season were Mike Fratello and Mike Dunleavy.

But the only name you need to know now is Jim Dolan, the man now firmly in charge at Madison Square Garden. And a real X-factor in terms of what's going to happen in the future.

Dolan is the new Dave Checketts. He is team president Scott ...

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