Can new Knicks boss Walsh afford to k...

Can new Knicks boss Walsh afford to keep Isiah? -- Government, ...

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 3, 2008, titled Can new Knicks boss Walsh afford to keep Isiah? -- Government, .... In it, Newsday reports that:

There was a moment about halfway through his 25-minute session with writers yesterday when Donnie Walsh paused and momentarily was rendered speechless.

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Bob

Lake Wales, FL

#1 Apr 3, 2008
Dolan doesn't want to buy Isiah out, Isiah is talking about staying so he can still collect on his obscene contract, and Walsh knows that he will not have the fans on his side if Isiah stays in any capacity.

Walsh should just make a clean break, I think he will be pleasantly surprised how quickly the morale from top to bottom will change and Dolan can live with a buyout, its
been his SOP since he took over.

I'd rather see Walsh be the GM if
he won't hire a young up and coming exec.

Please, no retreads, no Billy King!
msg4ever

Polk City, FL

#2 Apr 3, 2008
As I have said before, Walsh is basically a retiree that was brought in to insulate Zeke. Dolan now has a scapegoat and can keep Zeke who probably will still have a strong impact on the workings of this organization. This is your basic PR scam, orchestrated by Isiah. The fans need to totally revolt if Isiah is not shown the door, or placed in some meaningless behind the scenes role.
DTB

Albany, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2008
If Donnie Walsh does not terminate Isiah then Jim Dolan is still the captain of the Titanic. If Dolan, on advisement has truely handed over the reigns, much like George Steinbrenner did with Stick Michael, then there will be multiple dumpsters delieved to the eighth avenue entrance of the Garden.

Start loading all the debris, firsts with the incompetent head coach and his many overpriced overfed acquisions.

We will soon see which direction this organization is headed with Walsh's first move.
stnkye-

Union City, NJ

#4 Apr 3, 2008
lets go rangers!!!!
average reader

Franklin Lakes, NJ

#5 Apr 3, 2008
real simple. Put Isiah in at point.
Maybe Walh at center too
PCR

Hartsdale, NY

#6 Apr 3, 2008
msg4ever wrote:
As I have said before, Walsh is basically a retiree that was brought in to insulate Zeke. Dolan now has a scapegoat and can keep Zeke who probably will still have a strong impact on the workings of this organization. This is your basic PR scam, orchestrated by Isiah. The fans need to totally revolt if Isiah is not shown the door, or placed in some meaningless behind the scenes role.
I think you're incorrect. I don't see Walsh as the type of guy who would go for that. But we'll see...
Jimbo Dolan

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Apr 3, 2008
If Isiah is kept around and has any influence on the roster or coaching, Walsh will not gain any respect from the Knicks fans or players. The players can say all the right things but they all know they had better coaching in high school and college.
Hey Donnie

New York, NY

#8 Apr 3, 2008
We'll be calling for your head as well if you decide to keep Isiah as the coach.
florida sucks

Silver Springs, FL

#9 Apr 3, 2008
I don't care who you hire to fix this mess. If Thomas is still associated with this franchise he will find away to make them losers.
This creep is poison with a capital P.
Jim

Jamaica, NY

#10 Apr 3, 2008
Fire Isaiah, please.
nyk9499

Stormville, NY

#11 Apr 3, 2008
I am happy about Donnie Walsh coming to town but something about this situation reminds me of the way I felt when Larry Brown was announced as head coach. Could this be true? Anyone with an open mind could see by next december this Isiaha and Donnie thing ending up like the Larry Brown stint did. It just seems to good to be true.The same way i felt when Larry took over as coach.
jperez

Lilburn, GA

#12 Apr 3, 2008
Isiah deserves the chance to lose 60 an put an exclamation point on his legacy! Thanks for all the ping pong balls.
Fatzo

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Apr 3, 2008
If Isiah stays I switch to the Nets until he is gone. I wish I had a job like his.

Screw up constantly
Get sued cost the owner big money
Saddle the team with large contracts
Loose consistently.

It's gotten so bad I can't watch them anymore :-(
Cassie Russell

Overland Park, KS

#14 Apr 3, 2008
Donnie sent Isiah packing at Indiana. I think (and hope) he will move quickly here.

The Knicks need a coach that stresses D on top of everything else.
Muhammad Ali

Hollis, NY

#16 Apr 5, 2008
Yes keep Isiah he can clean out the toilets at the Garden, this way Dolan gets his money's worth, Isiah belongs cleaning the toilet because he put the team there and Walsh doesn't have to fire his old friend.. Everyone is happy except Isiah of course, but then again we've had to put up with that false smile for 5 years now..

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