Oakley, who played for the Knicks from 1988-98 and became one of the most beloved stars in franchise history, got into an altercation during last Wednesday night's game between NY and the Los Angeles Clippers.
Oakley was arrested and charged with three misdemeanor counts of assault and one misdemeanor count of trespassing.
"I appreciate the efforts of Mr. Dolan, Mr. Oakley and Mr. Jordan to work towards a resolution of this matter". Reports were conflicted about who was to blame for the incident, with Oakley claiming Dolan provoked him and Dolan insisting Oakley was drunk.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, Oakley told ESPN's Dan Le Batard that he also wants ownership to apologize to the fans. Both Dolan and Oakley apologized for the incident last Wednesday, but Oakley said Tuesday he still wants a more public mea culpa from Dolan before he actually returns to the Garden.
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Dolan said the organization ejected Oakley because he was being verbally abusive to security while seated near the team owner. At the last public telling, both sides still had significant differences in their sides of the story: Dolan described Oakley as unhinged from the moment he set foot in the arena; the power forward said he was simply enjoying a night with friends.
But Silver intervened Monday, as the National Basketball Association comissioner sat down with both parties at the league's headquarters in NY while Jordan joined the conversation via phone.
The affair was made uglier as Knicks fans serenaded their team with various pro-Oakley chants later in the week.
When asked if he would be attending Madison Square Garden as Dolan's guest, Oakley said: "Right now, no..."