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Isiah Thomas wants on your television set more than in Madison Square Garden

Oct 6, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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Isiah Thomas continues to haunt Knicks fans like the ghost of Balkmans past. Meetings with James Dolan, consulting for superstars and their careers, Knicks fans are always looking over their shoulder for the return of the once and future GM. Well maybe now they can rest a little easier. Thomas said in an interview with Fox Sports, transcribed by the New York Post he’d rather be on television than in the front office.

“I’ve auditioned for the job, if they pick me that would be great,” Thomas said. “I would love to be a part of the show and give my thoughts and opinions on championship basketball and NBA basketball and life in general in the NBA.”

Thomas said his “preference” would be to land that job, as opposed to return to the Knicks organization. Dolan requested a lunch with the team’s former president and coach in early September, which set off speculation of a return to the organization. It would be a widely unpopular move considering Thomas’ failures with the organization, but nothing appears to be imminent.

“Jim Dolan and I had lunch as we often do, and we are very good friends, and we talk from time to time,” Thomas said. “I have great relationships with the organization, so I guess there was some speculation as there’s always been about me going back there. And that’s where it’s at.”

via Isiah prefers ESPN job over role with Knicks.

That’s leaving just enough of a window open for a sequel. It’s like that scene after the credits where the monster is still alive.

Thomas on television would be incredible. He’s one of the most personable and likeable people on the surface, that’s what nearly everyone says about him. He has stories and insight for day as not only a Hall of Famer, but an exec and an advisor. It would be must-see television nearly every night. But it comes with it a whole other set of challenges, considering his relative credibility and public favorability. You wouldn’t even have to work him into your existing coverage. Just put him in a room with a mic and a camera and see where things take you.

HT: HoopsHype

  1. manchestermiracle - Oct 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

    No thanks, can’t stand listening to this guy. Then again, I usually have the sound off since most broadcasters suck. That’s what happens when you’re raised on Scully, Hearn, Enberg, et.al.

    • cantonbound13 - Oct 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM

      If he goes to work for the Knicks in any capacity, I will become a Nets fan.

  2. cantonbound13 - Oct 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    Can’t stand the site of this bum.

    • money2long - Oct 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM

      when a man went to return his television for a refund, the clerk asked what was wrong with it and the customer said isiah thomas kept appearing on screen.

      • badintent - Oct 7, 2012 at 1:01 AM

        You really funny ! nice !

  3. papichulo55 - Oct 6, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    Greatest small-baller to ever play the game.

    • cantonbound13 - Oct 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

      Worst GM/President/human ever!

      • money2long - Oct 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM

        i feel the majority of us can nominate a few people ahead of thomas on the ‘worst human list’ without even thinking that hard

      • eugenesaxe - Oct 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

        Not even sure he’s the worst GM ever. Definitely not the worst human, Donald Sterling has him beat basketball-wise. Still don’t want to see/listen to him. He’s failed everything since retiring, let him continue to do so out of the public eye.

  4. heathater4lifeson - Oct 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Papichulo55- sorry but Thomas is not the best small baller of all time, that belongs to j Lin

    • badintent - Oct 7, 2012 at 1:05 AM

      YOu got that right ! 38 on Kobe”black Mambo” ass………. all night long.And 1 second 3 on Raps over Jose to win it. Confouis says ” Joe Dumars and Rodman made MJ work so hard, his team lose 3 years in a row.” Thomas do nothing but feed Bigs and harass MJ too.” mush have more Dim Sum

    • bigcityballer - Oct 7, 2012 at 8:22 AM

      Spoken like someone’s hose knowledge of basketball history doesn’t extend past the last season or is that sarcasm?

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