SBJ/June 18 - 24, 2001/No Topic Name
Dolan-led panel to oversee MSG
Published June 18, 2001
Cablevision Systems Corp. CEO James Dolan's grip on Madison Square Garden was solidified last week when it was announced that no replacement will be named for MSG President Dave Checketts, who resigned last month. Instead, a six-person committee called "the office of the chairman" will oversee the Garden. Dolan is also chairman of MSG.
Joining him on the committee will be MSG executive vice president and COO Seth Abraham, who is responsible for MSG Networks, Radio City Entertainment and sports events like boxing, as well as Robert Lemle, vice chairman of Cablevision and vice chairman of the Garden.
Also on the committee are the top executives at the Garden's main sports teams: New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather, New York Knicks general manager Scott Layden and Knicks President Steve Mills, who was promoted from executive vice president of the Knicks.
The new structure leaves all the top MSG executives reporting directly to Dolan. Sather, Layden and Abraham all answered to Checketts under the previous structure.