Isiah Thomas out at FIU, Let the Knicks Rumors Commence

Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerApril 6, 2012

NEW YORK - MARCH 08:  Head coach Isiah Thomas of the New York Knicks watches from the sideline against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden March 8, 2008 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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So…Isiah Thomas was dismissed as the head coach of Florida International University today.

You know what that means.

Rumors of Thomas returning to the dysfunctional relationship that just will not die. Yep, Twitter was abuzz already with talk of Thomas now being free to return to the Knicks if the opportunity arises. 

After three losing seasons with FIU, of course we should all jump at the chance to speculate about Thomas potentially returning to the Knicks. Somehow, despite all of the history, it would surprise no one if this resulted in the second-coming of Thomas to New York. For reasons unexplained, the Knicks (and James Dolan) are simply unable to quit Thomas. 

For (many obvious) reasons, this is something they should avoid. Abort mission. (You know, if this is indeed a mission).

Imagine the media onslaught if Thomas ends up in New York again. Imagine the rumors we'll have to deal with in the meantime.

Or, you could stop and think about the other Isaiah. You know, the 60th pick in the 2011 NBA draft, the point guard in Sacramento who has put in a brilliant rookie season for the Kings, propelling himself near the top of everyone's list of rookie rankings. That's a much better story. Last pick in the draft, a 5'9" point guard with the heart of a lion and the smile of a kid playing the game that he loves more than anything—that Thomas deserves our attention. 

Make the right choice, people.

Isaiah > Isiah.