Dolan's Courting of Isiah Tests Patience of Knick Fans

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Dolan's Courting of Isiah Tests Patience of Knick Fans

It’s only a matter of time before James Dolan and Isiah Thomas are together again.

They haven’t been to the playoffs in six years, they tanked the last two seasons in a futile attempt to recruit LeBron James, and now they’ve tried to rehire Isiah Thomas, the clown who ruined the team and then was disgraced in a sexual harassment suit that cost the club $11.6 million.

Thomas rescinded his contract because NBA rules prohibit him from working as a consultant for a team while also holding down a college coaching job.

But does anyone believe that Dolan isn’t waiting for the right opportunity to bring back Isiah, like the monster rising from the dead in so many horror films.

You can’t make up this stuff….only in New York. But it’s not funny any more.

Been a Knick fan since the 1960s. Saw my first game at the old Madison Square Garden on 49th and 8th in 1966, an all-NBA doubleheader, Sixers-Pistons followed by the Knicks against the St. Louis Hawks.

Rode the championship wave of 1970 and 1973 and the good-but-never-quite-great days of the Patrick Ewing era. Good times and bad,, win or lose.  The SportsLifer wears blue and orange.

But these Knicks are straining my patience and testing my loyalty.

What is He Thinking?
James Dolan is an idiot. Yeah, that’s a good idea, bring back Isiah as a consultant. The same Isiah who brought in the likes of Eddy Curry and Stephon Marbury to New York, trading a boatload of number once picks and then saddling the team with two outrageous contracts.

The same Isiah noted more for his exploits in the workplace than actual results on the basketball floor.

The Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, haven’t won a playoff game since 2001. That’s almost 10 years ago.

Is there any hope for the future? Nope. Not as long as Dolan’s in charge.

“Although I’m disappointed that Isiah will not be working with the Knicks as a consultant, I continue to believe in his basketball knowledge, including his ability to judge talent,” said Dolan. He’s a good friend of mine and the organization, and I will continue to solicit his views. He will always have strong ties to me and the team.”

Now that’s reassuring, isn’t it Knick fans. Very reassuring.


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