Dolan tests negative and has recovered from coronavirus, Post has learned. Garden CEO participating in myriad clinical trials and extends pay period for venue employees. https://t.co/MCTRUrJZGP via @nypostsports
— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) April 22, 2020
According to the Post, Dolan has now tested negative for the dreaded virus after immediately self-isolating when he learned about his positive diagnosis.
Moreover, in an effort to help find a cure or vaccine for the coronavirus, the Knicks owner donated blood to NYU Langone Health and Duke University Medical Center. He has also “registered to donate plasma antibodies for a large multicenter through the New York Blood Center and Mt. Sinai,” per the Post.
On the other hand, Brooks noted that the maligned owner “has created a relief fund for venue employees experiencing hardships related to the virus.” The said fund “opened with a $1 million donation from the CEO, a $1 million donation from the MSG Company and a $300,000 donation from the MSG management team.” The Post also learned that certain Garden employees will be paid through May 31.
On March 28, Knicks PR announced that Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus and was experiencing mild symptoms, including the loss of smell. However, he still continued to work from home despite being sick and in quarantine.
The business mogul is the only known NBA owner to have contracted the coronavirus. James Dolan has been the primary owner of the Knicks and New York Rangers since 1997.
On other team news, longtime agent Leon Rose was formally announced as the latest president of the struggling franchise. The Knicks (21-45) were headed for another lottery pick when the 2019-20 regular season suspended play.