The New York Knicks are currently a game under .500, the worst mark in franchise history.
“They’ve got some things to fix,” Howie said of the Knicks, who currently sit in second place in the Eastern Conference standings.
“We need some of those guys to get in there and get it done, especially those guys like Howie and Dolan.”
Howie Mandels son Howie (left) and his wife, Kelly, prepare a ‘pizza time’ pizza for their sons Papa John (right) and Howie.
(AP)The two sons, who are part of the team’s All-Star festivities, have worked to make sure their father and the Knicks have a better day than the one they endured last season.
When the pair returned to the team last year, their father had to take an extended leave of absence.
How was the season for Howie?
“We were all in tears, all the way up to the final day of the season, because we were all going through so much together,” Howy said.
He has remained with the Knicks through the season’s most grueling stretch.
“It’s been tough,” Howies wife, Katie, told the media last season, in a post-mortem of the franchise’s season.
“But we were able to stay in touch with him through the whole season and help him through it.
We’ve been there for him through tough times and through tough situations, and we will continue to do that for him.”
Kelly is still there to help.
Howie has been the team mascot, and the family has donated more than $50,000 to charity.
“Our goal is always to make a difference,” Howys son Howies mom, Katie Howie explained.
And that, in turn, has helped raise money for the charity, which is called Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“He’s a good man and he’s a nice person,” Howe said.
“He’s been able to put a lot of money toward Make-a-Wishes.”
“You’ve got to have a little heart, you’ve got a little soul, you can have a good time, you just gotta have a positive attitude, you know, make a good day,” Howes son, Dolan, told reporters.
For his part, Howes mom is excited about the upcoming season.
“I think we’ll get through the stretch and win some games, and hopefully I’ll get to see my boys playing,” Hower said.