03.25.08 10 years ago 11 Comments

New York Knicks despot Isiah Thomas is on the hot(ter) seat at Madison Square Garden with the news that the team will hire Pacers chief executive Donnie Walsh after the season concludes.

In New York, Thomas wouldn't comment on speculation that Walsh could replace him, but he praised his former boss with the Pacers.

"He's had a great career, he's one of the best who's ever done it," Thomas said before the Knicks lost to New Jersey to fall to 19-51 on the season. "I wish him great success and he's someone that I respect tremendously. He gave me my first coaching job and I truly do like him as a person and he's done a lot for the game."

Hiring the guy who gave Isiah his first coaching job.  Should be a huge improvement.

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