Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
James Dolan spoke about the Knicks & Rangers at the announcement of the Garden of Dreams Foundation's donation of a gymnasium at a youth center in Queens. Of the Knicks' start, Dolan said, "I am encouraged but I'm mostly encouraged because Phil Jackson is in charge and I think he's doing a great job and I think he's going to bring us a winner. On Kristaps Porzingis, Dolan said, "Kristaps has already shown us that he's ready to play on New York and ready to be a New Yorker." The owner rarely speaks publicly, but he was on hand to unveil a new gym at the SCO Family of Services Residential Facility in Queens. The Garden of Dreams Foundation donated $230,000 to refurbish the gym.