Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Message to the Knicks - Do Not Hire Isiah Thomas

In any organization hiring mistakes are made all the time. Sometimes, the person just does not work out for whatever reason. Other times a good employee disappointments management by not staying on the job very long after a difficult search. Isiah Thomas was terrible in roles of President of Basketball Operations and Caoch of the Knicks. I remember the chants of "Fire Isiah" in Madison Square Garden. He was named one of the top 50 players in NBA history, but he never played for the Knicks.

He has just been hired as a consultant to the Knicks just a few years after they did not renew his contract. Hold everything! Isiah is still the coach of Florida International University (FIU). There is an obvious conflict of interest in someone being employed by an NBA team and a college. My advice to Donnie Walsh is to let Isiah coach at FIU and keep him away from Madison Square Garden.

1 comment:

Bruce S said...

It turns out the after discussions with NBA Commissioner David Stern, Isiah Thomas decided not to take the consulting job with the Knicks.

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