Donnie Walsh is off to an excellent start as the the Knicks' President of Basketball Operations. Last Friday he finally fired Isiah Thomas as Head Coach of the New York Knicks. Isiah Thomas became the Head Coach of the once prestigious franchise following the embarrassingly terrible 2005-2006 season in which Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown led the Knicks to a 23-59 season. The fifty-nine losses set a franchise record for most losses in a season. James Dolan, owner of the Knicks, then elected to fire Larry Brown and replace him with Isiah Thomas, who was the Knicks' President of Operations at the time as well. Dolan figured that since it was Isiah who assembled the Knicks' roster that he should be given the opportunity to coach. That ended up being a big mistake; as Thomas was a horrendous 56-108 over the past two seasons. This season was Isiah's worst by a long shot. Not only did he trade for the problematic Zach Randolph on draft night and hurt the development of Eddy Curry . He also tied the Knicks' franchise record for most losses in a season.
Unfortunately, Isiah Thomas will still remain with the Knicks as an advisor to Donnie Walsh. But Knick fans, don't let that keep you down. Instead, be happy knowing that Isiah no longer has any significant say within the organization. It is a great time to be a Knicks fan, as the Knicks look to improve drastically next season.
Isiah Thomas, ex-head coach of the New York Knicks, now an advisor to Donny Walsh.