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  1. Isiah Thomas regrets walking off the floor without shaking hands following ’91 playoff loss to Jordan’s Bulls

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:28 PM EST

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    In the ’80s and early ’90s, the Eastern Conference featured dominant teams that managed to stay on top for several seasons before being dethroned by the next in line. The Celtics had the East on lockdown, before finally being unseated by the Detroit Pistons. The Bad Boys era led by Isiah Thomas yielded back-to-back NBA…

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

    Oct 6, 2012, 9:00 AM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    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…

  3. Report: ESPN considering Isiah Thomas as studio analyst

    Sep 28, 2012, 11:07 AM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    You may not remember this, but before Isiah Thomas was a bad college coach or was ruining the Knicks, he was a pretty mediocre television analyst back when this network broadcast NBA games. Now, ESPN/ABC may be bringing him back to the studio. At least they are thinking about it, reports the New York Post.…

  4. NBA community reaches out in Chicago to help peace efforts

    Sep 23, 2012, 3:30 PM EST

    Joakim Noah France

    In August, 10 people were shot overnight. In one night. In September, there were  eleven homicides in five days. The murder rate always goes up in the summer, in an unfathomably, heartrendingly simple example of how simply our worst instincts can be expressed. Much of the violence this summer has been attached to gang violence, or, an emerging term,…

  5. Report: Isiah Thomas could have job with Knicks but is hesitant to take it. For now.

    Sep 9, 2012, 9:01 AM EST

    Isaih Thomas Introduced as New Knicks GM

    Right now, the Madison Square Garden organization — which owns the New York Knicks (along with the Rangers and other assets) — is in flux. Young, hard-charging MSG sports president Scott O’Neil is out and we don’t know which direction MSG goes next. Or how that impacts the Knicks. So Knicks and MSG head honcho…

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

    Sep 8, 2012, 3:48 PM EST

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    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…

  7. Isiah Thomas gets shredded in new Dream Team documentary

    Jun 12, 2012, 5:51 PM EST

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    Last night I watched a preview copy of the NBA Dream Team documentary that airs on NBA TV Wednesday, highlighting the 20th anniversary of the original (and greatest) Dream Team and their run up to and through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Watch it. It is fantastic stuff. Great stories, a reminder of how huge this…

  8. Isiah Thomas: “I definitely want to be in basketball again”

    May 25, 2012, 8:59 PM EST

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    Knicks fans all over the globe just felt a cold chill go down their spine. Isiah Thomas is out of a job after getting fired from Florida International University. So what is next? ESPNChicago.com asked him. “I definitely want to be in basketball again whether it be coaching or as a general manager,” Thomas said…

  9. Knicks GM wants to bring back Woodson (who dined with Isiah)

    Apr 26, 2012, 11:25 AM EST

    IL: Atlanta Hawks v Chicago Bulls

    While rumors are floating around that Knicks owner James Dolan will still make a big money run at Phil Jackson, the best coach for that team may well be the guy doing the job right now. And general manager Glen Grunwald — fresh off having the interim tag ripped off his title — likes the…

  10. Isiah Thomas fired as coach at FIU, Knicks fans feel cold chill

    Apr 6, 2012, 3:28 PM EST

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    Remember back in 2010 Knicks owner James Dolan tried to hire former coach and franchise destroyer Isiah Thomas as a consultant, only to have the plan blow up because you can’t coach a college team and have direct ties to an NBA franchise. Friday Thomas was canned by Florida International University after three uninspiring seasons…

  11. Derrick Rose asked Isiah Thomas for advice on winning

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    Isiah Thomas

    In the past decade, Isiah Thomas has become a punch line. Actually, the better way to phrase that is he made himself a punch line— his wounds are self-inflicted. He wrecked the Knicks. But before that, Thomas was one of the best point guards ever to play the game. A little guy who led his…

  12. The Knicks, Carmelo, D’Antoni, and being set up for success vs. failure

    Jan 21, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

    New York Knicks Introduce Mike D'Antoni

    It’s panic time in New York. Not across the board, mind you. There are always those that seek calmer seas, that urge for patience, that understand that all teams go through winning and losing streaks, and just because times are rough it does not mean you throw out the mustached baby with the What-Toney-Dougalas-Do bathwater.…

  13. Isiah Thomas wants to replace Billy Hunter. Worst. Idea. Ever.

    Nov 12, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

    New York Knicks v New Jersey Nets

    What would be the one thing that could make the situation for the NBA union worse? What one person could find a way to take a terrible situation and turn it into an unmitigated disaster? Hello Isiah Thomas. From rumormonger Peter Vecsey at the New York Post (so please consume this with liberal amounts of salt)…

  14. South Florida All-Star Classic hosted by LeBron and Wade reminds us of what we’ll miss

    Oct 10, 2011, 1:39 PM EST

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    There have been plenty of recreational, pickup, and charity basketball games this summer that featured various groups of NBA stars showcasing their talents. But arguably none of them were as star-studded or as competitive as the South Florida All-Star Classic at Florida International University on Saturday, hosted by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.…

  15. STAT is now “the Renaissance Man,” via Isiah Thomas?

    Oct 9, 2011, 9:32 AM EST

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    Amar’e Stoudemire once said that skipping college was the “hardest choice” he ever had to make. The guy reads Sun Tzu and political commentary, and visited Israel to explore his roots last year. So he’s kind of a cerebral guy. He’s making up for lost time, though, at FIU where he’s working out. He’s also…

  16. Isiah Thomas quietly drops yet another hint about New York

    Oct 8, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

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    In a well-seasoned and very even piece from the New York Times on Isiah Thomas Saturday, the architect behind the big charity event this weekend starring LeBron James and Dwyane Wade (who the Times reports came to Isiah, not the other way around), Thomas primarily gave the same answers he always does about the Knicks.…

  17. Isiah Thomas: People don’t like LeBron because he’s successful

    Oct 3, 2011, 10:02 AM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat - Game Six

    Say what you want about Isiah Thomas — and we’ve said plenty over the years — the man knows about being disliked. He was the best player on the “bad boy” Pistons teams. You’ll be hard pressed to find people around the old CBA league that speaks well of him. And then there’s the entire…

  18. Isiah Thomas working out Stoudemire in Florida… and Chris Paul

    Sep 14, 2011, 10:13 AM EST

    Isaih Thomas Introduced as New Knicks GM

    Let the Knicks conspiracy theories begin… or are they conspiracy theories if they are true? For those of you who want to deny that former Knicks GM and current Florida International coach Isiah Thomas no longer has influence with his old organization, we bring you this. Current Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire is working out with…

  19. Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni admits his seat is hot

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:04 AM EST

    Mike D'Antoni

    Mike Woodson hadn’t even been hired as the Knicks lead assistant coach — which became official Monday — the speculation had started. Coach Mike D’Antoni’s job is in serious danger. When Donnie Walsh was pushed out the door, the ground under D’Antoni’s feet started to shift. Woodson, the former Hawks head coach, gives the Knicks…

  20. Video: James Dolan’s band sings “Fix the Knicks”

    Aug 4, 2011, 1:33 PM EST

    The Beacon Theater Joins MSG Entertainment

    James Dolan, the owner of the New York Knicks and head of the Cablevision Systems Incorporated empire, is the front man for a blues band. A blues band that does things like open for Aretha Franklin at the Jones Beach Theater because… well, read the last sentence about being the head af a massive media congolmerate.…

  21. PBT’s RetroBall: Pistons-Bulls ’89 and Jordan’s good bad day

    Jul 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

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    Since billionaire owners and millionaire players are bitterly divided over how much money they’ll be splitting over the coming years and have locked us out of actual basketball to talk about, PBT will be regaling you this summer on the weekends with RetroBall. Using the advanced powers of the internet and NBATV, we’ll bring you…

  22. Isiah Thomas: LeBron is going through what all stars do

    Jun 17, 2011, 3:09 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    Isiah Thomas is making some sense. So, clearly we are not talking trades. But don’t forget Thomas is a Hall of Fame point guard who led a team to multiple rings and knows what it takes to climb the mountain. He got smacked down by the Celtics plenty before he reached the summit. And LeBron…

  23. Yes, the Pistons are considering Isiah Thomas for their head coaching position

    Jun 7, 2011, 6:33 PM EST

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    ESPN.com’s Chris Broussard has the report, via twitter: Isiah Thomas on Pistons’ list of coaching candidates, sources say. Not top candidate; on list w/Mike Woodson, Kelvin Sampson, Bill Laimbeer. Thomas’ name has become synonymous with disaster since he retired as a player, but he wasn’t that bad of a coach when he didn’t have to…

  24. Isiah Thomas says he does not want to be Knicks president

    Jun 3, 2011, 8:34 PM EST

    Isaih Thomas Introduced as New Knicks GM

    It doesn’t work like this. So don’t believe it. But we will first report the official news — Isiah Thomas told ESPN multiple times he does not want to be president of the New York Knicks in the wake of Donnie Walsh being pushed out of the job. “I have no desire to return as…

  25. Donnie Walsh out as Knicks president in shocker

    Jun 3, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Donnie Walsh

    UPDATE 4:16 pm: According to Howard Beck at the New York Times, another sticking point of negotiations was Dolan’s insistence that Walsh take a 40 percent paycut, from $5 million down to $3 million. Yes, it’s still a boatload of money, but what if your boss asked you to take a 40 percent paycut? It’s…

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