(Wow, Isiah. Just wow.)
I know everyone knows about this already. I found out while I was in the car yesterday on the way to the beach. But I HAD to post it. Just had to. It isn’t every day that somebody who took a butcher knife to an entire organization gets re-hired by that same organization. (ESPN)
Isiah Thomas wants to get back in the NBA as a general manager, but until then, he’ll be a consultant to the New York Knicks while still coaching Florida International.
Thomas told ESPN.com Friday that he accepted a more formal and unique consulting position with his former employer, where he will help Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh make decisions on draft picks, trades and personnel.
“I’ll be available to him for that,” Thomas said by phone from South Florida. “I’ve always said that if there’s a GM position that should ever open that I would be interested in going back to the NBA as a GM for the right spot and the right opportunity. In terms of going back as a coach, I don’t see myself doing that.”
I don’t even know what to say this. For maybe the first time in my life, I’m speechless. Actually, I’ve got one thing to say: Karen Sypher should take notes from Isiah. Because Isiah’s showing you how extortion is done. There is no other explanation for this hire.