Isiah Thomas on Working in the NBA Again: ‘You Never Know Where Life Takes You’

New York Liberty president Isiah Thomas—goodness, that is such a bizarre sentence—held an introductory press conference Thursday, and he wouldn’t rule out a potential return to an NBA front-office.

Zeke says he has yet to reach out to Knicks president Phil Jackson about his new gig; it would be too awkward.

Thomas says that anything is possible when it comes to him possibly running an NBA squad again (say, the Knicks, under the bumbling stewardship of owner James Dolan.)

Per the AP:

Thomas didn’t reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York Liberty was introduced Thursday after being rehired by Madison Square Garden Chairman James Dolan. […] “Because of the perception, I haven’t,” said Thomas about talking to Jackson “I think all of us in this building, we all share the same building, we all root for each other. We all want each other to do well. We all want each other to win.”


Thomas added, “you never know where life will take you,” when asked if he would entertain coming back to the league. […] His last foray in the NBA wasn’t too successful as president of the Knicks from 2003-08, with the team reaching the playoffs once. He coached the Knicks from 2006-08 before being fired.


Thomas, Dolan and Madison Square Garden were the subject of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by former Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders that cost Dolan and the Garden $11.5 million in a settlement.