New Knicks fans start site pushing for James Dolan to sell team

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Knick fans are fed up — again — but this time they are putting their money where their mouth is.

Brothers Jason and Jared Koeppel launched a website calling for Knicks owner James Dolan to sell the team.

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Koeppel says the tipping point was Dolan’s email to Knicks fan Irving Bierman, which told the Knicks supporter he should start “rooting for the Nets because the Knicks don’t want you.”

"This email that he had the nerve to send to one of his fans was the moment,” Jason Koeppel told ESPN New York. “We talked last night — the four of us — and just said, you know what, we've had enough and we've gotta do something."

That something was the launch of Knicks4sale.com. The site has both Facebook and Twitter profiles and is hoping to bank $20,000 in anti-Dolan cash to purchase a billboar

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d on 30th street and 7th Avenue near Madison Square Garden.

"It's gonna say something to the effect of 'Knicks 4 Sale: Competent owner needed. Inquire within,' " Koeppel said. "But we're gonna look to the creativity of the donors to help us in that process."

This isn’t the first time the Koeppel brothers have done something like this. Last year, the pair started a campaign to get Jets GM John Idzik fired. Firejohnidzik.com resulted in multiple billboards — including one on an airplane. Idzik was fired following the Jets 4-12 finish in 2014.

Does Koeppel think that Dolan will sell the team because of this campaign? Not really. But he does hope it gives him something to think about.

 "But the whole point of this is just to voice displeasure and maybe embarrass him to the point of realizing that what he's doing the last 15 years isn't working and it's time to step away," Koeppel said.

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