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Report: Isiah Thomas 'dark horse' for Knicks president. Really?

There is a possibility the former president actually makes his way back to the Knicks.
Former Knicks president Isiah Thomas. (Photo: Getty Images)

Just when you thought the New York Knicks were in the clear of lunacy for a few days, a source told Frank Isola of the New York Daily News on Thursday morning that former president of basketball operations Isiah Thomas is the "dark horse" to fill the vacancy left by Phil Jackson's departure

Thomas worked with the Knicks from 2003-2008 and it was anything but a good time. 

New York never posted a winning season, made the postseason once and went 56-108 when Thomas decided to move down from the executive suites to the bench to head coach the Knicks from 2006-2008. 

He also made a litany of bad moves. One of the worst came in 2005 when he traded two first-round picks to the Chicago Bulls for Eddy Curry's six-year, $56 million contract. While Curry floundered in New York, the two picks turned into LaMarcus Aldridge and Joakim Noah.

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On top of that, he was accused of sexual harassment by former Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders in 2007. She was awarded $11.6 million in the case.

Still, Thomas has stayed around basketball, coaching Florida International University from 2009-2012 and becoming the New York Liberty's team president in 2015.

So of course, that means the man that brought shame to the Knicks organization and did absolutely nothing to improve it is all of a sudden a candidate to become the new team president. But again, nothing should be surprising as long as James Dolan is owner of the team. 

 

 
 
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