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Guess who’s back? Back again? Isiah’s back (meeting with Dolan), tell a friend

Sep 8, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

Isiah Thomas

That sound you hear is dozens of scribes all across the internet salivating with anticipation at the meat being thrown to the wolves.

Isiah Thomas never stopped talking to the Knicks. He was always a member of James Dolan’s counsel, always a trusted advisor. But the New York Post reports of a meeting that has some storm clouds on the horizon for Knicks fans concerned with a potential return of the once and former GM/coach.

Knicks owner James Dolan staged a business meeting with Isiah Thomas yesterday morning at the Mandarin Hotel in Midtown, according to a person familiar with the situation.

A band of security men surrounded the two men who were both dressed in business suits in a quiet corner of the lobby. Thomas has lobbied to return to the organization since he was fired as the Florida International basketball coach last spring. The meeting took place two days after the resignation of MSG sports president Scott O’Neil, who, according to a source, helped convince Dolan rehiring Thomas wasn’t a good move for the Knicks brand.

via Knicks owner James Dolan meets with Isiah Thomas –

So the guy who didn’t want to rehire him is gone. He’s meeting with the boss man. And the Knicks are still very much in flux in terms of their organizational structure. So there’a lot to take note of, here. Maybe it was just an in-person advisement. Maybe it was just a very casual meeting.

But it’s enough to raise your eyebrows and imagine the fun that could be had. Or fear. One way or the other.

  1. mazblast - Sep 10, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Knicks executive
    Knicks coach
    Knicks advisor
    Sexual harassment lawsuit

    The fact that the Pistons have never hired him to do anything post-playing, when he was possibly the most popular player they have ever had, speaks volumes.

    Seriously, if Dolan brings Isiah back in any capacity above janitor, Troll Stern should take away the franchise on the grounds of “gross stupidity”, not just “in the best interests of the league”.

  2. jolink653 - Sep 12, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    He ran this team into the ground as a coach and a GM, something that took Donnie Walsh years to untangle, sexually harassed a Knicks employee and cost the team $11.5 million in that lawsuit, not to mention completely ran the CBA out of existence and buried both the Pacers and the Raptors…What is it gonna take for Dolan to stop being so stupid? Is it possible to petition Stern to have the Knicks taken away and given to someone competent? He is the single worst owner in sports and what’s worse is he doesn’t even care what happens to this team…If Isaiah is rehired then I might seriously take the subway over to MSG and drop my jerseys on the sidewalk in front and wash my hands of this team…I can tolerate losing but stupidity I cannot take and bringing this guy back would be the absolute height of stupidity

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