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GUTKOWSKI LOOKS BACK AT THE WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS ARENA

     Former MSG President Bob Gutkowski says power corrupted him
and he thinks the same can be said for current and past MSG
figures Pat Riley, Dave Checketts, Mike Keenan and Neil Smith,
according to Steve Jacobson in NEWSDAY.  Jacobson writes of a
recent lunch he had with Gutkowski when he quoted Shakespeare and
noted: "All of us at a certain level start to have 'the disease
of me.'"  On Pat Riley, Gutkowski said it was the "best time for
Riley to go," but he criticized his exit "by fax."  Jacobson
writes Gutkowski also "resented" Checketts' attempt to "bypass
him" in the corporate structure.  Gutkowski also blames the sale
of MSG to ITT/Cablevision for Keenan's exit.  Gutkowski: "If the
Garden hadn't been up for sale, I believe I could have kept both
(Keenan and Smith) to try to repeat" (NEWSDAY, 9/8).
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