Don’t pity Isiah Thomas. The disgraced New York Knicks chief has finally got the boot as coach (he already lost the title of president).
Along with building what New York magazine calls Absolutely, Positively the Worst Team in the History of Professional Sports, Thomas has apparently cost Madison Square Garden and CEO James Dolan $187 million during his four-year tenure. And never mind the stench that still lingers in the minds of those who don’t even care about basketball after his embarrassing testimony in a sexual harassment trial that resulted in the franchise paying out $11.5 million to a former employee.
And what does Thomas get for all this? A chance to remain with the team as a personal adviser to the man who replaced him as president, Donnie Walsh, not to mention his millions in the bank. Harsh punishment, indeed.
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