Charles Oakley reportedly has had a change of heart concerning what he expects out of the New York Knicks organization and owner James Dolan to make peace.

A person close to Oakley believes the former Knicks star doesn’t necessarily need a public apology from Dolan, according to a New York Post report. Instead, Oakley only hopes the Knicks will issue a statement of apology to him and the fans.

Oakley, however, apparently still won’t accept an invite from Dolan to return to Madison Square Garden.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Michael Jordan helped orchestrate some semblance of peace between the Knicks and Oakley amid the fallout of his Madison Square Garden arrest last week. Dolan ultimately lifted a ban on Oakley at the Knicks’ home arena imposed in the aftermath of the arrest. But the former Knick nevertheless continued to demand a public apology from the owner.

“One of the things I told the commissioner, I want to have a press conference and I want him to apologize to me and the fans,” Oakley said of Dolan during an appearance on “The Dan Le Batard Show” on ESPN Radio. “They’ve had my back and they’ve felt the pain. I really appreciate the people all around who’ve had my back.”