It seems as though the Knicks are joining the list of pro teams vowing to continue paying hourly employees during the coronavirus outbreak, or at least they're in the process of doing so.
According to Marc Berman of The Post, steps have already been taken to put a plan in place to keep compensating hourly workers who are missing shifts at Madison Square Garden due to the cancellation of the Big East Tournament and the suspended NBA and NHL seasons.
"We've already taken immediate action this week and are working on a longer-term plan,'' a Garden source told The Post.
This news comes as the Big3 basketball tournament took a shot at James Dolan, referring to Charles Oakley's quotes about the Knicks being 'a plantation' as well as Spike Lee's recent run-in with Garden security.
Newsday's Steve Popper reported on Friday evening that the Knicks were going to commit to paying hourly employees, but he also noted that things are a little bit more complicated for Dolan, since he has employees across multiple venues (MSG, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theater).