Ousted Knicks overlord Isiah Thomas acquired and signed every player currently on the Knicks roster, yet he is banned from speaking with any of them, a report claims.
[Donnie] Walsh, who replaced Thomas as the Knicks' president, fired him as coach last week after Thomas went 56-108 as coach, including this season's 23-59 disaster. He has been reassigned as an advisor to the team.
According to the report, there is concern that Thomas, if allowed to have any contact with the team, could either willingly or unwillingly undermine its new coach.
"No, no, no — you're not being fired; you're being reassigned. We still want you as an advisor to the team. Just, uh, don't speak to them. And DEFINITELY don't advise them."