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Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

Posted on: June 3, 2011 8:06 pm
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Isiah Thomas reportedly says he will not re-join the New York Knicks management staff. Posted by Ben Golliver. isiah-thomas

In a surprise move on Friday, New York Knicks owner James Dolan and president Donnie Walsh announced that they had "mutually agreed" that Walsh would not be back as president next season, instead shifting into a consulting role.

Breathe easy, Knicks fans: Walsh's departure doesn't mean that former Knicks president, and noted Dolan confidante, Isiah Thomas is coming back for a sequel.

Indeed, ESPNNY.com reports on Friday that Thomas has ruled himself out.
"I'll only say that Jim and I are great friends," Thomas said, "and I will always try to help him help the Knicks. If he wants me to help, I'll be there for him.

"I have no desire to return as president of the Knicks," said Thomas, now the head coach of Florida International University. "I'm not a candidate to replace Donnie. I like the job I have right now, and the toll that the (Knicks) job took on me, my wife, and my kids, I don't want to go through that again."

The Thomas years were filled with bloated contracts, strange trades and sexual harassment allegations. Clearly, no one wants to go back down that road.

CBSSports.com's Ken Berger has much more on who has emerged as early candidates to replace Walsh

 

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Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2011 10:56 am
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

Isiah coming back means no intern is safe.  Isiah coming back means trouble.  It has not been announced that he is in fact coming back to the Knicks but if he does you can be sure he will have his eyes on Lala.  I dunno sometimes the friction is not worth the name attahced to it.



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

Maybe Isaiah will do us all a favor asnd go to Boston



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

If or when Isiah comes back to the Knicks, the only fans the Knicks going to fill MSG are the janitors (because they have no choice since they work there) and for the first time in NBA history, the tickets to an NBA games in NYC is FREE.



Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

"I have no desire to return as president of the Knicks....."...have no worries Isiah...we don't desire you either...



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 9:38 am
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

I wonder if he remembers the toll he took on his own daughter when he threw her under the bus the time an ambulance was called for HIM.

Congratulations, Knicks fans. This is great news for you.



Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2011 9:26 am
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

PLEASE!!! GO BACK TO THE KNICKS!!!



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2011 12:21 am
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

the toll the job had on isiah and his family.. how about the toll isiah had on the knicks...



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

"I have no desire to return as president of the Knicks," said Thomas, now the head coach of Florida International University. "I'm not a candidate to replace Donnie. I like the job I have right now, and the toll that the (Knicks) job took on me, my wife, and my kids, I don't want to go through that again."

The toll it took on you, your wife & kids? The Knicks had to pay out 10 million because you were a pervert, I get it...you would rather work somewhere low key where the girls are down for a good grope huh? Why the hell would the Knicks even want him? He ruined The Raptors in his tenure, and did the same thing with the Knicks.



Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:46 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

Thats not exactly true of what he said, he said you never say never thats why he learned not to burn bridges and comparisons like that in order to keep the door open for opportunities. Something is brewing but im hoping Allan Houston atleast get's a shot at the position he has been Walsh's right hand man for the past few season's so what better time to show what you can do as the man of the hour. He's intelligent and comes from a good background so why not New York.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: June 3, 2011 9:32 pm
 

Report: Isiah Thomas says he won't rejoin Knicks

Last November, he said winning a championship as GM of the Knicks was his dream, and he'd leave FIU in a heartbeat. Now he says he has no interest. My guess: He called James Dolan this morning and got a flat "No." Millions of Knick fans are currently thanking their deity of choice, BTW.


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