Isiah Thomas: Clipper-Bound?

by March 26, 2009

by Marcel Mutoni

Should a nuclear war wipe out life on this planet at some point in the future, only a few earthly creatures will survive: cockroaches and, apparently, Isiah Thomas.

Thomas is reportedly a hot commodity in NBA circles again, with the Los Angeles Clippers being the leading candidate to acquire his brilliant services. Of course they are.

ESPN and the NY Post are hearing similar things:

Isiah Thomas is actively seeking work again, and he spoke several weeks ago with Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling in a meeting arranged by current coach/general manager Mike Dunleavy,

Several NBA sources confirmed the February meeting between the former president and general manager of the New York Knicks, adding that there were follow-up discussions between Thomas and other high-ranking club officials — but also stressing that no job has been offered.

Sterling is said to be considering adding another executive to the Los Angeles front office to alleviate some of Dunleavy’s responsibilities in his dual role as coach and general manager…The discussions between Thomas and the Clippers were described by one source as informal yet substantive. Thomas remains under contract to the Knicks for the remainder of this season and two more, but he has the franchise’s permission to seek employment elsewhere.

As the old saying goes, if you can’t get Jerry West, you gotta nab Zeke.

How amazing (and horrible) would it be if Thomas was tabbed to replaced Dunleavy in the Clipper front office? The absurdity, the sheer absurdity would be too perfect. Replace one disaster with an even bigger one. Oh, Clippers, don’t you ever change.