Isiah Thomas Fired as NY Knicks Coach: But he still works for the organization

There are 8 comments on the www.eurweb.com story from Apr 21, 2008, titled Isiah Thomas Fired as NY Knicks Coach: But he still works for the organization. In it, www.eurweb.com reports that:

*The death knell sounded Friday for Isiah Thomas' career with the New York Knicks. Although he will remain within the organization, the former Detroit Pistons point guard was fired as coach of the team following a tumultuous season on and off the court. "It's very difficult to be the coach and general manager," said Thomas. "Maybe it was too much."

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Concerned Black Citizen

San Francisco, CA

#1 Apr 21, 2008
Zeke is lucky he still has a job within the organization. They are showing him some real loyalty. Zeke only had one winning season during his time as coach of the Knicks, he was horrible as the GM/Head of Basketball Operations, his players did not respect him, oh, and let's not forget his sexual harassment lawsuit in which the organization had to shell out like 11 Million. When you add all these things up and he still has a job with the organization all I can say is the owner must really like him.

If anyone remembers it were Isaiah and his bad management that ruined and bankrupted the CBA when he brought the entire organization. Truth is Zeke was a hell of a player but he is no good as a coach or executive.

I do wish him all the best though.

“Male Dog!!”

Since: Mar 08

Ellicott City, MD

#2 Apr 21, 2008
If they let him go, he would never have gotten another job.
He should have gotten fired after the 11 mil lawsuit.
I did always liked some of his GM moves. But I always felt he was a bad coach.
j-dog

Kansas City, KS

#3 Apr 21, 2008
hey magic,
give him a kiss now.

“I wanna be free...”

Since: Mar 08

Happyville

#4 Apr 21, 2008
I'm so glad this clown got fired, if ever a man did not deserve to stay on as couch, it was him...
He single handedly destroyed that team....

He's just not a good couch...and his players got tired of playing for him...
But maybe it's not all his fault, I don't know..
Joe Dub

Bowling Green, KY

#5 Apr 22, 2008
I think Isaih is a joke. He obviously cant build a team, and even with the players he brought in, he couldnt coach them. His players didnt respect him, and to furthur that, there are not many others that respect him either. I dont even know why they are keepin him for the front office. If they dont like what he is doin, get him out of NY all the way. I hated him when he played, and I dont think he can coach either!

“"Ridding the world of dummies"”

Since: Jan 08

"The District"

#6 Apr 22, 2008
Zeke will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all times and as one of the worst basketball coaches of all times. He should have gracefully quit at least two years ago, instead of dragging this out like this. he was a distraction and the fans grew to hate him. His rep is forever damaged. Most of todays fans have short term memory and have no idea what a great player he was. They just know him as a lousy coach with a lousier record. His coaching was so bad and with the sexual scandal he was a part of, he won't get a job as a sports analyst on tv.
Concerned Black Citizen

San Francisco, CA

#7 Apr 22, 2008
Hijacked Journalism wrote:
Zeke will go down in history as one of the greatest basketball players of all times and as one of the worst basketball coaches of all times. He should have gracefully quit at least two years ago, instead of dragging this out like this. he was a distraction and the fans grew to hate him. His rep is forever damaged. Most of todays fans have short term memory and have no idea what a great player he was. They just know him as a lousy coach with a lousier record. His coaching was so bad and with the sexual scandal he was a part of, he won't get a job as a sports analyst on tv.
Well, I don't think money is an issue for Zeke. I think he's financially stable even if the doesn't do anything in sports again. The Knicks organization still owes him $25,000,000.00 and he is still with the organization in a yet unannounced role. You are right that he was not a good coach and a worse executive but he will forever be known as one of the greatest guards to play the game.

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#8 Apr 22, 2008
Couldn't stand Isiah Thomas as a player and he really sucks as a coach; what does he have on the Knicks ownership that he still has a job in the Knicks organization? The Knicks have been terrible for a long time.

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