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Perfect Storm? Knicks May Flee to Izod as Asbestos Rains on Mecca

Cablevision is scrambling to find a new home for the Knicks Tuesday after asbestos fell from the ceiling attic at Madison Square Garden Monday night, rendering the World's Most Famous Arena its Most Toxic as well. The Knicks had to cancel a home game with the Magic scheduled for Tuesday night.

Reports circulated that Cablevision might move both teams temporarily to the Izod Center, which the Nets abandoned last April for the NBA's second newest arena, the Prudential Center. The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority said it would welcome the two teams, adding "we are in the business of booking events". As of Tuesday night, the NJSEA said it had not been contacted.

Cablevision has contacted the Prudential Center about hosting the Knicks' next game, vs. the Wizards, Friday night, but the Devils are already scheduled to play Cablevision's Rangers then.

  • Knicks game vs. Magic Tuesday night postponed due to absestos debris in Madison Square Garden - Frank Isola - New York Daily News
  • Knicks contact Prudential Center about hosting game against Wizards if Madison Square Garden is unavailable - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
  • Knicks Game Postponed After Debris Falls at Garden - Howard Beck - New York Times
  • Asbestos scare closes Madison Square Garden for Magic game - Steve Adamek - The Record
  • Magic/Knicks game at Madison Square Garden postponed due to asbestos issue - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports
  • Magic-Knicks postponed for MSG safety concerns - AP
  • Asbestos scare forces Knicks to postpone tonight's game - Marc Berman - New York Post