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  1. Isiah dreams of coming back to the Knicks, says he could have signed LeBron

    Nov 5, 2010, 2:51 AM EDT

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    Isiah Thomas may have been spurned by the Knicks, but he is not over her. He wants another shot at the relationship. We kind of knew that, but he misses her more than we thought. And like anyone spurned and wanting back in a relationship, he is a little bit delusional about what really happened.…

  2. Rudy Fernandez to play in Madison Square Garden… but not as a Knick

    Oct 30, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Rudy Fernandez finally gets to play a game in Madison Square Garden tonight. He’s wanted that, his agents have pushed for that all summer (pushed hard enough to get him fined, twice). Of course, they pushed for him to be a Knick, instead he comes in as part of the visiting Portland Trail Blazers. The…

  3. Knicks had already benched scout who allegedly conducted improper workouts

    Oct 29, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT

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    One month before a report surfaced saying a Knicks scout had been conducting improper pre-draft workouts, the team had already cut back his role. And, as always with the Knicks, it comes back to Isiah Thomas, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News. However, a Knicks source contends that Walsh decided to…

  4. Report: Knicks violated league rules with improper pre-draft workouts

    Oct 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    The Knicks have tried desperately to escape their recent past, but it comes back to haunt them again and again. The latest — a Knicks scout and confidant of Isiah Thomas has run improper pre-draft workouts for the past four years, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Knicks director of East Coast scouting Rodney Heard…

  5. Mock the Knicks for losing if you want, but not about their payroll

    Oct 26, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT

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    The Knicks will probably win more than the 23 games they did two seasons ago in the last of the Isiah Thomas years. We’re predicting 38 wins this season, although we are admittedly an optimistic lot (just to balance out native New Yorkers). Whatever happens, the Knicks likely will lose more games than they win.…

  6. David Stern takes blame for Knicks summer Isiah Thomas blunder

    Oct 7, 2010, 7:31 PM EDT

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    The Knicks mistake this summer in trying to bring back Isiah Thomas as a consultant was really two mistakes in one. NBA Commissioner David Stern admitted he caused one of them. You remember the incident this summer, right? The Knicks ownership — over the head of GM Donnie Walsh who almost quit over it —…

  7. Knicks Donnie Walsh says he wants Chris Mullin to replace him

    Oct 1, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

    Donnie Walsh has spent three years now pulling the Knicks franchise out of the hole it had dug itself. The hole that collapsed and trapped them. Even the notoriously impatient New York media got it and Walsh got a largely free pass because he was doing ugly work that had to be done. Now they…

  8. Donnie Walsh's Catch-22

    Sep 23, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT

    Knicks decision maker Donnie Walsh would love to get in on the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes, but he doesn’t have all the chips needed to get a seat at the table. He doesn’t have a first round draft pick (well, not until 2014 anyway, and nobody wants to wait that long). A pick like the one…

  9. Sorry Knicks fans, but the Isiah Thomas saga may have another chapter

    Aug 15, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

    It’s the questions most often asked around the New York Knicks saga: Why in the world would the Knicks even consider bringing Isiah Thomas back? Are they dropping acid like it’s 1968 in the Knicks offices? Bringing him back makes no sense if you’re thinking like a basketball executive. It makes no sense if you’re…

  10. Isiah Thomas will not take Knicks job. We all shed a single tear.

    Aug 11, 2010, 7:19 PM EDT

    Knicks fans can put away pitchforks and torches, no reason to storm the castle anymore. Isiah Thomas will not be part of the New York Knicks front office, walking away from the role offered as a consultant while maintaining his job as head coach of Florida International University. NBA Commissioner David Stern made the official…

  11. Coach K says he'll pass on an Isiah Thomas-like consultant job

    Aug 11, 2010, 9:29 AM EDT

    Only one person’s opinion on the current college coach Isiah Thomas’ consulting contract with the Knicks really matters — David Stern. However, even if Stern and the NBA lawyers do say that the contract is legal, don’t expect Mike Krzyzewski to jump on that bandwagon, as he told the Associated Press. “I would decline to…

  12. Knicks deadline to keep Donnie Walsh: April Fools' Day (Knicks jokes write themselves)

    Aug 9, 2010, 10:02 PM EDT

    By April Fools’ Day next year, Knicks owner James Dolan needs to decide if he wants to keep Donnie Walsh or jettison him and go with someone else. Like some sort of consultant who has experience as a general manager. If he can find anyone like that around the organization. Sadly, none of this is…

  13. Isiah Thomas speaks, and it's all good

    Aug 9, 2010, 3:07 PM EDT

    Go ahead and scoff. Laugh if you must. Isiah Thomas doesn’t care. He spoke to Dan LeBatard on 790 the Ticket in Miami and sounded like a guy who had learned from decades of being interviewed how to say the right things. How he and everyone in the Knicks front office are all chums, for…

  14. Report: Donnie Walsh nearly walked out after Thomas hiring

    Aug 8, 2010, 8:36 AM EDT

    Isiah Thomas is a polarizing figure in sports management. Some people think he’s the worst manager in the history of the NBA, while others think he’s the worst manager in the history of all sports, ever, in the history of the universe. And from a report this morning, Donnie Walsh is similarly wrapped up in…

  15. Knicks are bringing back Isiah Thomas as a consultant. No, it is not April 1.

    Aug 6, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

    UPDATE 3:44 pm: The NBA is officially looking into this deal — where a college head coach consults with an NBA team and is considered a player “recruiter” — to see if it violates league rules. Those league rules include that a team representative cannot have contact with college underclassmen. Which is essentially the core…

  16. Report: Allan Houston may be named new Knicks GM. A win for irony.

    Jul 22, 2010, 3:52 PM EDT

    Allan Houston, the former shooting guard famed for having one of the worst contracts in the history of the New York Knicks, may soon be the guy handing out the contracts for his former team. According to Ric Bucher of ESPN, Houston is a front-runner to fill the vacant general manager position for the Knicks.…

  17. Report: Knicks president Donnie Walsh may retire

    Jul 9, 2010, 9:54 AM EDT

    UPDATE 9:54 am: It didn’t take long, and Walsh responded by saying the reports of his death have been greatly exaggerated. From Alan Hahn at Newsday: “I’m sure there are guys around me that are predicting my death, right? I’m not there yet.” 9:33 am: Donnie Walsh spent the last two years digging the Knicks…

  18. NBA free agency: These bright lights may or may not inspire you

    Jul 2, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    The team that plays in the World’s Most Famous Arena in the Greatest City on Earth is not exactly having a blockbuster start to free agency. They had their meeting with LeBron in Cleveland, a location they obviously would have preferred to avoid. Showing James the glitz and glitter of New York would have been…

  19. Dolan's edict to Newsday, be nice to the Knicks?

    Apr 21, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The Dolan family’s media empire is vast. It includes Cablevision, the fifth largest cable television provider in the nation, the New York Knicks (with the television rights staying within the Cablevision family) and Newsday, the newspaper and Website. A favorite sport of newspapers in New York: ripping the inept handling of the Knicks. It’s a…

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