Doug Ellin, creator of the HBO hit Entourage, is a huge Knicks fan, and he doesn't mince words about why the team has been such a disaster for more than a decade.

"Clearly it's management and ownership," Ellin says.

Since Jeff Van Gundy, who led the team to an appearance in the 1999 NBA Finals, stepped down as coach early in the 2001-02 season, the Knicks have only won a single playoff series.

But with Phil Jackson now in charge of the basketball operations and Derek Fisher in place as the new coach, Ellin is optimistic about Madison Square Garden once again hosting NBA games of consequence and significance:

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