Dolan Continues To Destroy Knicks’ Tradition
by Eddie Mayrose
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…
Remember when we thought that failing to sign LeBron James was the worst that could happen to the Knicks this summer? Now come whispers from Madison Square Garden that owner James Dolan has taken under consideration the rehiring of Isiah Thomas, perhaps the most incompetent employee the Knicks have ever seen. Fans can only hope the rumor is a test balloon being floated by Little Jimmy to gauge public reaction. Prayers might be more appropriate.
Thomas’ bumbling as President and coach was epic. So much so, that, burying the Knicks in a salary cap mess that required the sacrifice of two full seasons to undo was not even close to his greatest failure. Nor was the trading away of so many draft picks that the roster was barren of any players that might have James consider coming to the Big Apple. Rather, it was his sexual harassment of team exec Anucha Brown Sanders that resulted in a settlement of $11 million and a blight on one of the league’s most storied franchises that is Isiah’s legacy.
So, if Dolan is actually mulling Thomas’ rehiring, if he continues to act like the little rich boy born on third yet thought he hit a triple, if he refuses to acknowledge that New Yorkers paying the league’s highest ticket prices deserve more than one playoff appearance per decade, why should any player, fan or league executive take him seriously?