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According to a source close to the former Knicks president, Thomas and Garden chairman James Dolan have had numerous discussions about a position in the organization, but Thomas has been reluctant to accept the job offer.
“Isiah is very close with Jim Dolan but he’s told me that he’s not ready to jump back into the NBA just yet,” said the source, who was with Thomas on Friday at the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Springfield, Mass. “There’s this perception out there that Isiah is desperate to get back, but that’s false. I think it will eventually happen but just not now.”
Where do you start with the Knicks and James Dolan’s obsession with Isiah “Human Napalm” Thomas?
I suppose we here should thank him for (a) the comic relief and (b) ensuring that his involvement will prevent any ascension by the Knicks into a serious threat to the Celtics.
I could go on and on… but at this point, I’d be beating a dead horse. The entire world is aware that Isiah Thomas’ involvement with the Knicks turned the team into a laughingstock. They made horrible financial decisions that were only recently rectified by Donnie Walsh (who left, allegedly, in part due to the continued meddling by Thomas via Dolan). Zeke embarrassed the franchise with his decisions and his behavior.
Most teams would put pictures of this guy around the building with instructions for security to taser on-sight. Knicks fans damn near threw a parade celebrating the end of the Zeke era… yet James Dolan CONTINUES to dip into that well.
Personally, I love it. I’m happy to sit back and watch the Knicks make the same comical mistakes over and over again. The Atlantic division has gotten tougher, so the more of our competition that falls prey to bad ownership decisions the better.
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