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Isiah Thomas may be fired!

by james on January 13th, 2008

NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.

Isiah Thomas continues to believe

Isiah Thomas holds two jobs.

Isiah is team President of the New York Knicks.

Isiah is also Coach of the New York Knicks taking over the coaching duties after Larry the wanderer Brown was fired by the Knicks.

Now if you are the coach and you stink up the place, then the President will fire you. In this case, though, it may be the owner, Jim Dolan.

It is kind of hard to get the President to fire you when you are the President.

It is time for the owner, Jim Dolan, to step and do the right thing. Put the Knicks fans out of their misery and double fire Thomas.

He tried and did not get it done.

The New York Post, citing an unidentified source, reported Saturday that Thomas told a friend he was considering stepping away from coaching to concentrate on the team presidency.

“That was a lie,” Thomas said. “That was just a flat-out lie. I would never, ever, ever quit. Ever.”

Of course, he could eventually be fired, and even Thomas seemed to acknowledge that. Asked about the idea that he could be removed, he responded: “When that happens, we’ll all know.”

The Daily News, citing an unidentified source, reported Saturday that Dolan is leaning toward making a change before the end of the season. source

All the signs of getting fired as coach are there. It is not just the losing record of 9 - 26. It appears he is losing his players. When a coach has lost his players that spells doom.

Still, the speculation that Thomas may be in his final days could make it difficult to deal with his players. In Friday’s 99-90 loss to Toronto, Thomas had his second incident in three weeks with a player on the sideline.

Last month, it was a heated exchange with Quentin Richardson during a loss at Charlotte. On Friday, forward Zach Randolph chose to sit toward the end of the bench when he was pulled, seeming to refuse Thomas’ request to sit next to him.

Considering the poor job Isiah has done in collecting players, could he also be soon fired as the President as well?

And this from an owner that recently rewarded Thomas with a multi-year contract extension. Might be kind of tough to do that.

Thing are getting hot in Knicks land.

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6 opinions for Isiah Thomas may be fired!

  • m
    Jan 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Isiah Thomas is an Ok coach because he knows the game really well, but when your coaching in New York you Have to be AMAZING not OK. Coaching in New York has got to be one of the hardest jobs in the USA. I would fire him if I was the GM because Ney York is going to RIOT if this doesnèt stop. Also they are doing terrible right now in the NBA and they will lose fans.

  • james
    Jan 14, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Well, they sure manhandled my Pistons. You think Isiah and Joe D talked after that game?

  • james r. finn
    Jan 18, 2008 at 1:20 am

    isiah will rebound, and score the most successful comback in nba history with the knicks. The players now believe in him because he said he can go to the playoffs with the team he currently has…the result, down goes Detroit, the Wizzards, and the Nets, get use to hearing something new…Knicks win!

  • james
    Jan 18, 2008 at 2:35 am

    As a massive Piston fan, would love to agree with you as Isiah worked against the odds constantly while a Piston, but this just seems too far over his head. Can he consistently when with the same knuckleheads?

    Not that they are not talented, consider my own MSU alumni Zach Randolph.

    but what a group of selfish, me first players.

    Isiah as a player was never that way. He was Team team team! He was always talented enough to play whatever roll the team needed. scoring, assists, leadership, did not matter, he would do it.

  • dee
    Feb 5, 2008 at 10:35 am

    Wow…no matter what anyone says…the knicks are horrible… but My Giants just won the superbowl…. is it possible for the knicks to make the playoffs NOW,,, hmmmm…NO WAY JOSE….. was it smart to trade our first round pick…… hmmm… im not an expert but something needs to be done….like PATRICK EWING AND jOHN STARKS a real New York Knickerbocker they never gave up no matter the obstacle…. as they are now our FInal destiny as a NeW York basketball team… maybe we should hire both for both positions….hmmm,…. In my opinion lets hire them and see what happens…

  • james
    Feb 6, 2008 at 2:05 am

    Starks was so much fun to watch and Ewing was a monster.
    But my favorite Knick has to be Walt Frazier. He could control a game like no other.
    Along with Willis Reed, Bradley, DeBusschere, and Barnett, he won 2 NBA Titles.

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