The crisis is over. Isiah Thomas will not be consulting with the Knicks this year. Here’s his statement released just a short time ago.
“After speaking with Commissioner [David] Stern and Knicks executives, it has become apparent that my new agreement violates certain NBA bylaws,” Thomas said in a statement. “Because of this, I have decided to rescind my contract with the team. I have nothing but the utmost respect for [owner] Jim Dolan, [GM] Donnie Walsh, [coach] Mike D’Antoni and the entire Knicks organization, and I want to thank them for affording me this opportunity….One of the biggest regrets of my life is that the Knicks didn’t perform up to the standards the fans had every right to expect while I was in charge,” Thomas said in the statement. “I take full responsibility for that. I was very much looking forward to this unique opportunity to help the organization do what I do best: find basketball talent. I wish the team nothing but success in the future.”
Rest easy, sometime common sense does prevail. Thomas said what he said in the statement, but would it surprise you one bit if Isiah, the organization, or both saw the overwhelmingly bad press this weekend and decided it just wasn’t worth it? Unlikely, I know, but sometimes ideas are just too obviously bad to ignore. This may have been one of those things.
Breathe. Isiah isn’t coming back. Breathe.
It is now safe to go back to your real lives.
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Written by Jordan Lauterbach
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