Further details continue to surface pertaining to what was a rather peculiar press conference held by the top executives of the New York Knicks following Sunday night’s embarrassing blowout loss at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Frank Isola of The Athletic reports that it was actually team owner James Dolan who gave the directive to Knicks president steve mills and general manager Scott Perry to face the media after another lackluster performance from the squad. A halftime discussion helped spur the presser:

What Mills didn’t say is that he and Dolan spoke at length during halftime of the blowout loss and, according to one source, Dolan told Mills he was “disappointed” with the team’s 2-8 start. The same source said that Dolan ordered his top basketball decision-makers to address the media after the game, which is highly unusual but interesting nonetheless.

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As Isola further discussed, it is worth noting that Mills is not exactly known for being very media-friendly, especially when things aren’t going the Knicks’ way — which is pretty much all the time over the past few years. However, with Mills’ recent unusual attempt to try to explain his team’s current stature, it does seem like Dolan intentionally placed Mills in a position to be a scapegoat of this entire catastrophe.

Many expected the Knicks to have another poor season, but perhaps not many expected the team to implode this early in the season. Needless to say, it’s not very fun being a New York Knicks fan at the moment.