April 18, 2008

Isiah Permanently Ejected: In a move long wished for by fans, the Knicks finally admit to dumbest mistake ever and fire Thomas.

posted by irunfromclones to basketball at 06:35 PM - 9 comments

It's only the first in a long line of moves Donnie Walsh needs to do in order to undo all the damage done to the Knicks over the years. Knicks fans can rejoice, they got what they wanted, but there's a lot of work to do still. And unfortunately, it's really hard to undo a culture of losing once it's established itself in a franchise.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:30 PM on April 18, 2008

Ejected from the bench but apparently being kept on in an un-named position. It must be because he is owed so much money. They have blown so much money because of him it would seem a buyout would be the best money spent and get him out of the organization completely.

posted by gfinsf at 12:05 AM on April 19, 2008

Who would hire him? Hopefully NOT my Sixers. Is there any way he could coach the Raiders?

posted by GoBirds at 12:17 AM on April 19, 2008

Good Riddance, I wouldn't even wish him on the Raider Nation.

posted by thatch at 02:54 AM on April 19, 2008

Great player, the most God-awful coach/GM/whatever in the history of basketball. I loved him as a player, but only because he played for my Pistons. He had that baby-faced, angelic smile, but was a total thug underneath. A dangerous combination, one that I'm sure carried him farther in the business end of basketball than ever should have happened. A great day for basketball.

posted by mitchigan at 07:17 AM on April 19, 2008

He could work out his contract as a janitor at Madison Square Garden. Demeaning work? Oh, feel free to quit anytime.

posted by netbros at 08:12 AM on April 19, 2008

It's about time!!!

posted by dbt302 at 10:45 AM on April 19, 2008

I hope John Paxson doesn't decide to bring Thomas back home to coach in Chicago. He's just a punk.

posted by Shotput at 11:41 AM on April 19, 2008

Isiah Thomas has not only tarnished his name & reputation but he also buried one of the greatest franchises of all-time and he still has a job? Regardless of how meaningless his role will be within the organization, this guy needs to be shown the door. The Knicks have written more checks to people since Isiah's been a part of that team so why not just write another one to him just so that the Isiah-era can be behind them. Isiah must have some incriminating information on James Dolan given that he isn't totally fired and from his track record, I just don't understand why.

posted by BornIcon at 08:05 AM on April 21, 2008

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