Former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy thinks Charles Oakley's jersey should be hanging in the rafters at Madison Square Garden.
But Oakley wants no part of it.
Speaking on The Athletic's "Shattered: Hope, Heartbreak and the New York Knicks" podcast, Van Gundy recalls the night Oakley was thrown out of MSG in 2017, and lobbied for the former Knicks star's jersey to be retired.
"If I was Mr. Dolan, I would retire his number and I would have a ceremony with or without him,” Van Gundy said. “I think his play, his impact on winning and his unique relationship with the fans warrants that he has his number retired.”