Extension in spite of himself

Extension in spite of himself

There are 6 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 13, 2007, titled Extension in spite of himself. In it, Newsday reports that:

The coach of the Knicks has a contract extension, and deservedly so. Not because he has their foot in the playoff door.

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Brooklyn, NY

#1 Mar 13, 2007
Playing ZERO defense is not a sign of playing hard.They play hard on the offensive end, but like you said this East is horrible.The team likes him because he lets them not play D and doesnt call them out. I do like that Steph has played great and Chubs Curry has played well on O

Lynwood, CA

#2 Mar 13, 2007
To all those who critizised Zeke in the past,Dolian is smart enough not to make a move when the team is responding to this coach.He is getting the most out of the talent that he has.If he can add two players to this roster who can make free throws and shoot the ball consistenly they will be a legitimate playoff team next year.They should trade Channning Fyre and Francis and get players who are willing to play every game.Some of these players only play when it is convenient for them.

Methuen, MA

#3 Mar 13, 2007
I am so happy Isiah was given an extension. Now fans of all the other NBA teams know the Knicks need not be feared, at least for the near future. It is perhaps true that his coaching has outshined his management....what hasn't? It is not debatable that Isiah is the worst current GM in the NBA. I say he's the worst executive currently employed by any professional team in any sport. Aim high, Isiah! "Worst of all time" is within reach!

Suffolk, VA

#4 Mar 13, 2007

United States

#5 Mar 13, 2007
Mr. Powel I could not disagree with you more on your summary of Isaiah the GM. Who dafted/traded/signed for the key players in this knick resurrgence? It's easy to point out his short comings, but how many GM'S hasn't made bigger mistakes than Zeek? How good would Boozer look back in cleveland? Did anyone agree with Donnie Nelson when he advised ownership not to resign Nash? How far has Kupcheck gone since Trading Shaq? Mchale? Enough said! My point is Zeek came into an impossible situation that he was instucted to fix on the fly. Yes I wouldn't have had Brown bully me into the Francis trade, but what leverage did he have on recent championship experience coach? The answer was non!!! Isaiah now has the pieces to pull off that trade that can take them to at least the conference finals if not the big dance itself.
You summary was extremely faulty, but why am I surprised? You just like every rose colored glasses media person. To paraphase from Gearge Foreman " YOU DON'T KNOW BASKETBALL YOU SEE BASKETBALL"!

Montréal, Canada

#6 Mar 14, 2007

With more money than Bill Gates to throw around?

No, competitive is what people in Milwaukee or Toronto want, with a weak canadian dollar and players who fear the cold.
And by the way, notice how a real GM changes a team in one season.
Colangelo could have been ours.
Of course, he was the guy who got RID of Starbury and AGAIN managed back the to also turn a around in one year.

Thomas the coach is nice and mediocre.
(In NY, it seems to be a badge of honor.)
Thomas the GM was and still is a zero.

BTW, can you explain why soem teams have a GM who runs the team and a team president and some have a GM and a president?
Is there need for a GM and a president or is this an ego thing?
Because if there is a need for two people to do those jobs that means Thomas is doing three jobs?

Since there is no other NBA manager/coach presently, can you maybe search and find out when the last successful one held both jobs.(I dont mean came down to replace a coach who was fired and went back up like K.Mchale)

The media keeps harping how hard it is to coach, is there really time to devote for GMing chores even though an assistant probably does most of the work.

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