Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
Brandon Ross, an analyst from BTIG, has an interesting view of MSG's plans to to spin-off its sports business from its entertainment business. Here's Ross on the possibility of Dolan eventually selling a controlling interest in the Knicks (part IV): "There's no indication thus far but not it's far-fetched to believe it would happen further down the road." In June, amid off-base speculation that Dolan was planning to sell a controlling interest of his teams, MSG released a statement saying: "There are no plans to sell the Knicks or the Rangers." In a bigger-picture sense, Ross believes Dolan, 63, is thinking about his long-term legacy at this point and wants it to include work in the entertainment industry. "He's spoken about (the entertainment industry) as an industry that hasn't been disrupted since, really, going back to the ancient times in Greece," Ross says. "And he wants to build something that changes that experience. Because it's so expensive to do that and because he's more passionate about that then he is about the teams, he's willing to give up some ownership of the teams."