Thomas calling the shots in NY?
Old 02-20-2011, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The thin veil of secrecy has torn away now, the pretenses gone and Isiah Thomas has left the shadows and moved into the light again. Once more, he is the New York Knicks’ top basketball executive.

Thomas is driving everything through owner James Dolan – the trade for Carmelo Anthony(notes), the departure of Donnie Walsh and perhaps even the eventual hiring of the New York Knicks’ next president and general manager, multiple league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

“Isiah is calling the shots for New York,” said one front-office executive with knowledge of the Anthony trade talks. “It’s a disgrace. Donnie should walk.”

Thomas wouldn’t blink. After all, that’s his plan: He wants Walsh to leave out of sheer frustration because of Thomas’ meddling, or because Dolan doesn’t pick up the option on his contract in April. For a franchise with a history of inexplicable dysfunction, even this is an episode for the Madison Square Garden time capsule.

Dolan has overruled Walsh in these trade talks and undermined his authority. Walsh has never wanted to give away Raymond Felton for an aging Chauncey Billups and throw Danilo Gallinari into the package, too. This is all Isiah, all his influence.

Thomas doesn’t believe Dolan is inclined to give him his job back, but it almost doesn’t matter anymore. In a moment of truth for this Knicks franchise, in the biggest trade they’ve tried to make in years, Isiah Thomas, the coach of Florida International University, has emerged as the de facto GM.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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isiah will ruin the knicks. i see no point in this deal occurring. wheres melo going to go this off season other than NY? why trade and give up valubale pieces for someone you will get anyways? keep your pieces and your a serious force to be dealt with. trade for melo and i see the knicks being an atlanta type of team, almost there consistantly but never being considered a serious threat.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Isiah is a cancer ... Please take him Knicks.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #7 (permalink)

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Old 02-21-2011, 11:05 AM   #8 (permalink)
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If this trade goes threw, it will be interesting to see how much longer D'Antonti will stick with this team (or this team will stick with D'Antoni). Nice to see NY is more interested in jersey sales then championships.
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