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Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 1:05 pm  |  39 responses

Knicks to Make Isiah Thomas a Consultant

The NY Post says it’s happening, and calls it what it is. Flat-out weird: “Knicks are about to announce Isiah Thomas will be named a part-time consultant to club but keeps his job at FIU. Weird.”

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  • WangChung

    SMH. Isiah must be holding onto some crazy photos or something.

  • http://twitter.com/on_ray henry

    wtf for

  • MikeC.

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  • http://www.walshsportsblog.com Kevin

    A consultant of what? How to fcuk up a franchise?

  • http://slamonline.com mike

    Mr. Thomas specializes in the forging of interoffice relationships. I see you Ms. Browne.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Do either parties in this matter realize that 1) Florida International and the Knicks have overlapping schedules for much of the season, 2) Florida and New York are on opposite ends of the east coast, 3) that he is still Isiah Thomas?

  • SWIFTboy

    He’s always drafted okay. That’s the only nice hting I can say about his managerial skills.

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    If Isiah Thomas was the consultant when they were thinking of hiring Isiah Thomas as the consultant, would he have hired himself?

  • http://theurbangriot.com The Nupe

    They’ll likely ask him for his advice/opinion in terms of what moves to make, and then do the exact opposite.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Hilarious.
    Y’all keep thinking that Isiah was useless if you like. The man could draft with the best of them.

  • Drew

    He could draft, but he can’t make trades worth a damn.

  • Martey

    He never really left

  • Coney Islander

    This isn’t funny slam, April fools pranks in August aren’t cool.

  • underdog

    @The Nupe: that’s exactly what I wanted to say.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Isiah Thomas can consult with the best of them.

  • Jer Boi

    Down go the Knicks again just when you think maybe they were gonna be doing something good.

  • MountainTall

    Every time I’m about to do something, I ask myself – would Isiah Thomas do that? If the answer is yes, I do not do that thing.

  • A Mac

    I got a better idea, pay me half that douchebag’s salary, and I guarantee I’ll only blow half as much money as he would on contracts, equipment and lawsuits… either way, that’s a massive saving for the Knicks. Seriously, have the owners had some kind of head trauma, or is Prokhorov somehow trying to make the Nets even better by releasing BS stories?

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    RT: @Jesus_M_Christ The Knicks re-hiring Isiah Thomas is like me asking Judas to hold this knife while I turn around for a second.

  • http://dez@nba.com dez

    this cannot be real

  • tavoris

    this is real. and we’ve had enough wacky news for the day.

  • http://google c_cantrell

    ^tavoris..
    no joke bro this is crazy lol.. so much idiotic crap
    going on in the L right now

  • tavoris

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they brought back Anucha Brown-Saunders as his assistant. And signed Steph to a 6 year max deal.

  • http://www.slamonline.com wayno

    madness…

  • Overtime

    lol @ the nupe.

  • MusketeerX

    God I hate the Knicks front office. Isaiah either had more to do with getting Amar’e than I thought, or he has something on the Dolans that is so nuclear he is willing to destroy a franchise (again) to do so.

  • T-Money

    Why not? the media ridicules him but its not like the knicks have fared better since his departure. He’s got two things going for him: 1- he knows talent and he drafts well. You can be sure that jennings and lance stepgenson would be in ny if he was in charge. 2- nba players love him to death, they really dont care about what outsiders (i.e. fans AND media) think of him. He has access to targets like melo and cp3 that other front office dudes just dont. And really what have walsh and mike d done?

  • http://slamonline.com adam

    i can’t imagine the nba (or ncaa) letting him keep his college coaching job, and letting him work as an nba consultant. seems like a huge conflict of interest.

  • dwade4mvp

    In what world is this a good idea?

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Yall some dumb cats up here, the white media kills Isiah so, he must be a bad coach. When Larry Bird done wrecked Indiana for many years now, but get a free pass. Isiah helped the Knicks get Amare and was drafted some good young talent with him running things. To be honest what has Dntoni done nothing, but bench Nate for games and really hasn’t developed any player under his realms. Duhon and Chandler looked worst playing for him. Dntoni is a one trick pony, who to can’t coach. Some of yall need to do some research and realize Isiash was not the main problem with the Knicks. Isiash coached very well for the Pacers, got pushed out, but nobody is not talking about some of the others cats that keep coaching and being a gm. Don Nelson needs to leave and some more, but Isiash has been black ball and if the Knicks want him back, that should tell yall that he was not the main problem. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    ^^^^not correct English, watching movie and typing.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    lol Tavoris.

  • NBA kid

    he’s just a consultant for attracting free agents. sooooo, I see a conflict of interest: he signs any rookie from FIU that goes undrafted…

  • Jose

    Well if he can draft good as ya’ll say(i’m not familiar w/ him there) but if he can do that, that’ll help the knicks at least, cuz if there’s 1 things knicks aint done right for awhile, it’s draft key/good players

  • Ronald

    Wow, talk about hate! @T-Money: The reason the Knicks haven’t “fared” better because it took 3-4 years to undo all the stuff that Thomas did before. @Seed: Indiana were pretty good and even SLAM predicted that they might have went to the finals if the Brawl didn’t happen. Hard to make a team when your core gets suspsended and has to be thrown out. I think Thomas is consulting for drafts/scouting and maybe for free agency? I’m sure he still has contacts with the right people who can poke around certain players are the league.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    POLL at New York Post

    Are you happy that Isiah Thomas is back with the Knicks organization?

    Yes, he’s got a great basketball mind and can help (74%)

    No, he was a disgrace as team president and coach (24%)

    Who cares, the Knicks are a total joke (2%)

    The 2 percenters out there give me a chuckle. FYI, I voted yes.

  • hammer

    On the ol skool track “Triumph” method man drops a line that sums this isiah thomas/knicks situation: ‘the hard headed never learn’.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    Look we all know Isiah is probably the best draft picker the league has ever seen and that’s not an exaggeration. But, and I don’t mean to rub salt in it NYK fans, IMAGINE if they had the lottery picks to actually take advantage of Isiah’s drafting powers. Lottery picks, that, he transformed into Jalen Rose, Eddy Curry & Steve Francis. Yes he’s a capable coach as well, and a well liked and respected personality around the league, but look at it from a business standpoint: he almost run the Knicks organization into the ground with some of the worst trades and signings I’ve ever seen, not to mention almost costing them a disastrous PR clusterf**k. You really want to have a guy like that associated with your business AGAIN?

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