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Knicks owner Dolan: I have no plans to sell team

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New York Knicks owner James Dolan doesn't plan on going anywhere.

Dolan, who's owned the Knicks since inheriting them from his father in 1999, says he plans to stick around as owner for years to come and eventually pass the team down to someone else in his family.

"I have no plans whatsoever to sell at this point. I'm not retiring anytime soon," Dolan told WFAN, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. "It's a family-controlled asset, so someone in the family will own it."

Dolan has six sons from two marriages, and three of them - Charles, Quentin, and Ryan - are on the Board of Directors for MSG Sports.

In the 23 seasons since Dolan inherited the team, the Knicks have made the postseason seven times, winning just one playoff series since 2000 and making one appearance since 2013.

Dolan, who fans have maligned for his ownership style, says he believes all owners of New York sports teams are hated - at least until they pass away.

"There's not one living New York sports owner (who isn't) - well, there might be one today - (Mets owner) Steve Cohen, but he’s new. He'll get there, though," Dolan told WFAN. "They all do. Everybody does. New York sports team owners are not beloved. Not until they’re dead. And even then, it's a little iffy."

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