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Thomas return is pretty poor — even for the shameful Knicks

Posted by Bill Koch on August 6, 2010

Are the New York Knicks serious?

Did they really just hire a man who tried to torpedo their franchise both on and off the court?

James Dolan can’t be this stupid and egotistical, can he?

Sadly, for basketball fans that flock to the arrogantly named World’s Greatest Arena, the answers to those questions are yes, yes, and yes.

The Knicks brought back Isiah Thomas on Friday as a consultant, just two short years after he was fired from his role as the team’s head coach and president. New York never posted a winning season during his first run with the team from 2003-08 and there’s no reason to think it’s going to be any different this time around.

Wake up, Knicks fans – Dolan just spit in your face. He couldn’t get LeBron James to come to be the savior, so now he’s bringing back New York’s version of Judas. You should be outraged. Thomas nuked the Knicks into The Stone Age thanks to idiotic acquisitions like Stephon Marbury, Jerome James, Jared Jeffries, Eddy Curry, Steve Francis and Zach Randolph, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of the disgraceful unprofessional behavior that led to an $11.6 million lawsuit by former team employee Anucha Browne Sanders. Remember that one, Knicks fans? Remember Kathleen Decker talking about her 45 minutes of fame in the back of Marbury’s Escalade?

I can’t blame New York’s basketball fans if they’ve tried to block out the memories from the Thomas era. His five-year reign of terror was like a bad relationship with a significant other who you just want to forget. The problem with that is you tend not to learn from your mistakes and end up repeating them. You’re about to see a good example of this unfold just a few blocks from Broadway, and this script is better than anything you could see on stage.

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One Response to “Thomas return is pretty poor — even for the shameful Knicks”

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