(“I did not….admit to having seen “Love & Basketball” to that woman.”)
The New York Post’s Phil Mushnick observes, correctly I’ll add, that MSG managed to cover the Knicks’ 106-102 OT loss to Sacramento last night without a single mention of the sexual harrassment charges brought against GM Isiah Thomas.
Of course, maybe they hadn’t heard about it yet.
The New York Daily News’ Michael O’Keefe reports that amongst the allegations in Anucha Browne Sanders’ lawsuit, are claims that she was ordered to find work for two of Stephon Marbury’s cousins.
MSG President Steve Mills told Browne Sanders in the fall of 2004 that MSG chairman James Dolan wanted her to create jobs for Hassan Gonsalves and Tasheem Ward, even though both men were “completely unqualified,” the lawsuit said.
“Gonsalves was ultimately fired by MSG, at Browne Sanders’ urging, because he engaged in repeated and flagrant sexual harassment,” the lawsuit added. “His firing did not occur, however, until he had sexually harassed several women on the staff and had on numerous occasions defrauded the company.”
Sources close to the team told the Daily News that .Gonsalves threatened Browne Sanders after he was fired, telling her, “We know you have kids. We know where you live.”
It should be noted that two years ago, the Bergen Record’s Brad Parks raised the spectre of Steph’s family being a potential embarrassment for the Knicks.